Bradford B Bailey Jr

Born: Fort Worth on 13 June 1942

Passed away: Huntsville on 11 January 2016

Aged: 73 years

Funeral Date: 15 January 2016

Service Details

A memorial service is to be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2pm at the Waller-Thornton Funeral Home located at 672 FM 980 Road, Huntsville, TX 77320.

Funeral Company

Waller-Thornton Funeral Home

The Story

Brad Bailey was born in Fort Worth, TX to Dorothy Lee (Tannahill) and Bradford B Bailey Sr. in 1942. He lived in a military family and moved frequently due to his father's various stations. He along with his mother and father and younger sister Sheri and brother Bobby would eventually settle in Fort Worth.

Brad would eventually find himself enrolled at the University of North Texas where he would not only meet the love of his life, Melinda, but would also create lifelong friends in the Sigma Nu Fraternity.This Brotherhood of men was one of Brad's greatest loves. The other two loves of his life came along in the form of his two sons, Bradford III and Chad. They were truly the loves of his life.

Brad was a longtime locksmith in Huntsville, TX and owner of Brad's Lock and Key.

Brad was a man with many hobbies which included cooking and his love of Volkswagens. The love of VWs started when Melinda and Brad purchased their first VW in 1966. He also loved Big Daddy Roth the creator of Rat Fink and a custom car creator.

Brad Bailey will ultimately be remembered as a loving father of 2 wonderful boys, a grandfather to a beautiful little girl Aeriss, a great friend to those who knew him, and a loving husband who has gone to join his mother, father, and friends on the other side.

If you wish to make a donation in memory of Brad, the family asks that you do so with Stand Up To Cancer.
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