SPUR Services for Brode Milton Puckett, 90, of Spur will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Burton officiating.
Burial will be in the Espuela Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home of Spur.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at the Crosbyton Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1910, in Dean. He moved to Dickens County in 1919 from Hopkins County. He graduated from Spur High School in 1930 where he played football and was the captain of the team that set a state record for the most points scored in a single high school game 186 points. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1942, where he also played football. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He married Winona Chaney on April 5, 1942, in Childress. He moved to Wichita Falls in 1952 and lived there for 25 years. He worked for CIT Financial in Lubbock and Wichita Falls as an insurance agent for many years. In 1962, he worked for Metropolitan Life until his retirement in 1975. His wife preceded him in death in 1960. He later married Adren Morgan Karr in 1977 in Spur and moved back to Dickens County that same year.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Judy Puckett of Arlington and Sandy Stafford of Spur; a sister, Lorene McCrary of Amarillo; two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to The Red Raider Club, General Scholarship Fund in memory of Brode Milton Puckett, P.O. Box 456, Lubbock 79408.
©Lubbock Avlanche Journal, August 24, 2000
1930 Season - Spur 186 - Lorenzo 0
Spur Bulldogs Set New Scoring Record To Win Over Lorenzo
SPUR, Nov. 7. (Special)—The Spur High school Bulldogs scored 186 points against the Lorenzo High school grid team here today to set a new state record for high scoring. Jim Hahn scored 10 of the touchdowns and Captain Brode Puckett bucked the line 32 times for extra points and made 6 touchdowns to be second high scorer. Lorenzo was held scoreless being on the defensive most of the time.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
In an article on Nov. 23, 1930, the two stars for Spur , Jim Hahn and Brode Puckett, were later found out to be ineligible along with three other starters. Spur did not have to forfeit games, but they were declared ineligible to compete for the district title in 1931.
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