Ruel “Lucky” Bufford Brand Jr.

Lucky Brand, 62, of Spiro died July 8, 2014, in Spiro.  He was born Nov. 28, 1951, in Lake Charles, La., to Ruel Bufford Brand Sr. and Vernice (Fontenot) Brand.  He was a long haul truck driver. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard Brand.Lucky is survived by his wife, Opal of the home; a son, Rocky and wife Lanita Brand of Texas City, Texas; daughters, Tasia Brand of Poteau and Carissa and husband Brandon Hendrix of Wilburton; a brother, Daniel Brand of Sulpher, La.; six grandchildren; many more family members, friends and loved ones.A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Ron Carver officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.