i did some quick checking and found may Puente family in the area of wilson and bexar countys.
epimenio punente was born in mexico about 1903. like you said,his father was eutemio puente abnd his wife was dolores salazar.
go to rootsweb or ancestry.com and enter punte in the search field. there are a great number of replies to other punete family looking.
your father Joe eduard has a brother Charles. he was born 26 december 1948. your dad was born 15 nov. 1941.