He was born on Feb. 5, 1957, in Beeville, to the late Otilio and Maria De La Luz Puente. He was an Industrial Mechanic and contractor.
Survivors include his common law wife, Alvesa Inman of Beeville; three sons, Bene (Marissa) Eden Jr. and Emmanuel Puente; five daughters, Naomi, Victoria, Anna and Amanda Puente and Melissa Aguilar; five brothers, Erasmo (Celia) Puente, Otilio (Alvia) Puente, Cirildo (Rosie) Puente, Martin (Janie) Puente and Benancio (Irma) Puente; four sisters, Theresa (David) Guerrero, Hirma (Jose Luis) Elizondo, Sandra (Hector) Lujan and Celia (Vince) Lusk; nine grandchildren, Victoria, Pancho, Eden, Brianna, Bene Jr. Puente, Justine and Christopher Carrillo, Amanda R. Puente and Dynal J. Perez.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Treviño Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Burial followed at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery #2. Father Luke will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Adrien Elizondo, Joe L. Elizondo Jr., Eddie Puete, Michael Puente, Cirildo Puente Jr., Benancio Puente Jr., and Kristopher Gomez. Honorary pallbearers were Jose R. Estrada, Max Vasquez Jr. and Santiago Inmon.
Arrangements entrusted to Treviño Funeral Home.