Brandon James Blay of Ponca City, Oklahoma, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Blackwell at the age of 30 years. Brandon James Blay was born on February 21, 1981, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Robert Brent and Shelley (Loveall) Blay. He grew up in Blackwell attending Blackwell Public Schools graduating from Blackwell High School in 2000. He furthered his education on a wrestling scholarship at Labette Community College in Parson, Kansas, before attending Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, for two semesters. He then transferred to Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas, where he received his associate’s degree in computer drafting. Following his education he began working for S.G.S. in Ponca City as a computer drafter. He later returned to Northern Oklahoma College where he received his associate’s degree in processed technology. He was a member of Christian Life Church in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. He was a fun loving guy who loved being with his family and friends. He enjoyed wrestling, fishing, and watching OU football games. He is survived by his father, Robert Brent Blay Sr. and wife Chris of Wichita, Kansas; his mother, Shelley Blay of Ponca City, Oklahoma; two brothers, Robert Brent Blay Jr. of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Scott Paul Blay of Endicott, New York; one sister, Shannon Elizabeth Coutre of Pratt, Kansas; his paternal grandmother, Pauline Blay of Blackwell, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert Blay; maternal grandparents, Virgil and Nina Loveall; paternal great grandparents, Hugh and Myrtle Tickel and Otis and Alta Blay; maternal great grandparents, Warren and Bessie Pritchett and John and Alta Loveall. Services are scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blackwell with Rev. Glendon Sanders of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Braman Cemetery. Casketbearers are Ross Goff, Brandt Ward, Justin Campbell, Robbie Miller, Jose Calleja, Josh Day, Alan Hankla and Jason Monroe. A memorial has been established in his honor to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for heart research c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.
Your Loved One lives In Your HeartMany tender memories soften your grief,May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thoughtOf the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divideOr keep your loved one from your sideWhen memory paints in colors trueThe happy hours that belonged to you.~ Helen Steiner Rice In Loving Memory Of Brandon James Blay February 21st, 1981 – May 14th, 2011