went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Brad
was born on July 19, 1931 in Whitewater, Wisconsin to Walter and Norma
. When he was a boy the family moved to Beloit where he grew up. He graduated from Beloit High School in 1949. Then began working at the Beloit Iron Works.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force and began basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in 1951.
Serving tours of duty in Japan, Texas, Greenland, Louisiana, Panama, Florida, Vietnam, Ohio, and Panama once again. It was while stationed in San Antonio, Texas that he met and married his wife of 58 years, Evelyn, on March 5, 1955. In the service he was often asked what BB in B.B.
stood for and he would answer “Bad Boy” thus his nickname Bad Boy
was born. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and retired with the highest rank awarded to the enlisted ranks, CMSgt with over 23 years service.
After retiring from the service he settled in San Antonio and worked for HB Zachry Co. and Civil Service. Retired yet again, but not ready to stop working, he began doing lawn care. He was actively involved in the upkeep & welfare of his neighborhood. His neighbors affectionately referred to him as “The Mayor” of their neighborhood. While living in San Antonio he enjoyed being a part of the Silver Sneakers Classes at his local Gold’s Gym. Brad was also active in volunteering at Wayside Chapel, where he attended church and served faithfully for many years on the usher team there. He relocated to the Liberty Hill area in May of 2020 to live with his daughter and son-in-law. They counted it a great privilege to have Dad as a part of their household for the last nine months of his life. Here he was quick to make new friends among the other military veterans young and old who lived on their street.
Brad leaves behind a son, Rickey, and his wife, Susan; a daughter, Debbie, and her husband Bob, grandchildren: Christopher, Sharon, Cindy, Kimberley, and Tabatha; sixteen great grandchildren; and a sister, Judy Anderson.
A private interment with military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, followed by a memorial service to be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1 PM at Wayside Chapel 1705 NW Loop 410. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family requests no flowers please.