With great sorrow, we announce the passing of Blake Alexander Branton, beloved husband and father. Blake, 31, passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, with his wife Teesh by his side.
Blake was born in Terrell, Texas on August, 8th, 1991. Blake graduated from Forney High School in 2010 and attended the United States Air Force Academy. Blake met Teesh, the love of his life, through a mutual friend in the winter of 2012. Upon graduating from USAFA in 2014, Blake was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and moved to Florida where he begun his career in the United States Air Force. He was first stationed at Hurlburt Field AFB in Mary Ester, Florida. Blake married Letitia "Teesh" Branton on October 22nd, 2016 in Navarre Beach, Florida. Blake then deployed to Ahmad al- Jaber Air Base in Kuwait from December of 2016-July of 2017. The couple then moved to Hill AFB, in Layton, Utah, where he was apart of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program. Blake was honored to work on one of the nation's highest priority programs. Blake spent his evenings and weekends dedicated to continuing his education and completed his Masters of Business Administration online from Mississippi State University in August of 2019. In June of 2020, the couple welcomed their first child, Son, Brooks Alan Branton. In the summer of 2021 Blake accepted a position at the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office in Washington, DC at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. In April of 2023, the couple welcomed their second child, Daughter, Collins Grace Branton. Blake received numerous awards throughout his service in the United States Air Force and his legacy of service will live on.
Blake spent most of his life being a lover of football and the Dallas Cowboys. Sports were his passion and he loved to share his excitement of all things sports with his Son, Brooks. He enjoyed spending time on the golf course and most recently had a new hobby of Pickleball. On the weekends he enjoyed using his Traeger or making sushi. He even started to grow his own vegetables. When time permitted he also enjoyed fishing and reading. He was always expanding his knowledge and strived to be the best version of himself. Most of all he loved his family. Blake was a dedicated father first and foremost. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them. He was an amazing husband and a loyal friend. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Until we meet again.
Blake is survived by his Wife Letitia "Teesh" Branton and two children, Brooks and Collins Branton.
A Memorial service will be held at Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home located at 2925 5th St, Sachse, TX 75048 on Tuesday, June 20th at 12 P.M.