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The Carthage Press
  • Jason Lee Brand

  • Jason Lee Brand, age 39 of Joplin, passed away at his home at 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
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  • Jason Lee Brand, age 39 of Joplin, passed away at his home at 8:26 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
    Born March 18, 1974 in Webb City, Mo., he had lived in the Joplin and Carthage areas most of his lifetime. Jason was a graduate of Carthage High School and Missouri Welding Institute. He also served in the U.S. Army.
    Survivors include his life partner, Amanda Murphy; daughter, Sierra Rhodes of Starkville, Miss.; three sons, Matthew Diaz Brand of Springtown, Texas; Jaron Brand and Jaxon Brand, both of the home; his mother, Dee Sidenstricker Smith; his father, Phillip Paul Brand and mother, Brenda Brand of Carl Junction, Mo.; two brothers, Jeremy Brand and wife Nikki of Lamar, Mo., Justin Brand of Purdy, Mo.; a sister, April Jones of Kansas City, Mo.; maternal grandma, Pat Sidenstricker of Lamar; an aunt, Pam Mounce (MaeMae) of Joplin; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
    Jason was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Archie Winters Brand (Grandpa Sherriff) and Dorothy Jean Wood; maternal grandfather, Jerry Sidenstricker; and cousin, Stephanie Mounce.
    Jason never met a stranger, had the most kind and gentle heart known, and had a smile that would light up the darkest room.
    Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Sheep Shed, 8471 Gateway Drive, with Mark Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary from 2-3 p.m. Saturday.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Brand Donation Account, for the benefit of his boys at any Arvest Bank.
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