An Update on Brad, July 10, 2009

This past Tuesday morning, my Son, Brad passed away. His Son, Bradley, was holding his hand when he peacefully slipped these earthly bonds and went to be with the Lord. Brad’s faith and strength in handling his malady are a guide and a pathway for all of us. Now he is pain free and will be with Jesus! Praise the Lord!

He had visited M.D. Anderson in Houston on July 3 and his docs told him that he wouldn’t survive the massive surgery required to remove a tumor from the front of his spine and that it could not be treated with direct radiation because he’d already had his lifetime maximum dosage of radiation. He was also told that these tumors were growing rapidly and that they had spread from his lungs to his other internal organs. The docs told him that it would be all over within two months.

Brad understood all of this and his faith, strength and attitude were awesome to behold!

Funeral arrangements will be provided by:

Crawford Bowers Funeral Home
211 W. Ave. B
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522

Phone 254-547-1275

The full military funeral will begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 11, 2009. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Donate by phone or by mail, if you prefer, using the following contact information. Call 1-800-ACS-2345 or mail your donation to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

There won’t be any posts on this blog until July 15th.