Brandon Marcel Gaines

April 20, 1984 - September 11, 2022

Brandon Marcel Gaines

April 20, 1984 - September 11, 2022


Brandon Marcel Gaines was born on April 20, 1984 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Herman and Laura Gaines.


He was raised in Tulsa, attending MacArthur Elementary, Foster Middle School and graduating in the Class of 2003 from Nathan Hale High School.  While attending Foster Middle School, he proudly exhibited basketball skills and that continued through high school as a Nathan Hale Ranger. After graduation, Brandon attended Northeastern State University. He later enlisted in the United States Army. While stationed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, Brandon was a Private First Class, however after his training he became an Automated Logistic Specialist.


After serving in the military, Brandon moved to Branson, Missouri. He was gainfully employed at the Big Cedar Lodge Resort in the culinary arts field. He enjoyed experimenting and creating a vast variety of food dishes. Brandon had an impeccable work ethic and dedication to his craft. He was eventually promoted to a supervisory position with the lodge. In 2021, Brandon moved back to Tulsa. Upon returning to Tulsa, he became employed by Flip Side Restaurant.


Playing pool with his brother was a favorite past time of Brandon. In his quiet time, Brandon was an avid reader.


Brandon is preceded in death by his brother, Aaron Rimmey fraternal grandparents, Jimmie and Shirley Walker, maternal grandparents Eddie and Annie B. Bradford; one aunt, Eva Bradford; three uncles, Charles Bradford, Stanley Bradford and Bobby Walker.


Cherishing his life and his memory will be his parents, Herman (Dondra) Gaines and Laura (Mark) Davis both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters, Lauren Gaines of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Marquissa (Qwan) Guy of League City, Texas, Niesha Davis of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Arryson Gaines of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jayden Gaines of Tulsa, Oklahoma and LaShawndel Davis of Atlanta, Georgia and Daniel Williams of Stillwater, Oklahoma along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be Saturday, September 17, 2022, 11:00 AM at Faith Temple Family Church.

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3 responses to Brandon Marcel Gaines

  1. Jamie L. says:

    You will be missed, such a sweet person. Smart & cute as a button. Rest well classmate.

  2. I feel blessed that I saw you a couple of weeks ago for the first time in years. You will be missed. I know u r in a better place.

  3. Remember that God said,”Blessed are they that mourn for they SHALL be comforted.” I pray that the family feels God’s arms around them. Know that God loves you and I do as well.

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