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Brad Brown

June 20, 1959 — June 28, 2022

Speegleville, Texas

Charles Bradley Brown (Brad) 63 of Speegleville passed away June 28,2022, at his home after a 3 year long battle with cancer. A visitation will be at 10:00am followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 on Monday July 11, 2022 at Highland Baptist Church Chapel with pastor Mark Wible officiating.

Brad was born on June 20, 1959 in Fort Worth, Tx, to Bill and Bettie Brown. Growing up in Waco he enjoyed being in Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout earning the order of the arrow. After graduating from Richfield High School in 1977 he moved to Nacogdoches, Tx to attend Stephen F. Austin University where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical science. He moved back to Waco and married Rebecca Snyder from Waco who had 4 children, Chris, John, Nick and Jesse whom he helped raise. He often held 2 jobs to make ends meet until he landed a job in Valdosta, GA with Saft. He adopted Jesse as his own and helped him with baseball, saying he was the best left handed pitcher out there. After a separation in marriage, Brad returned to Waco with his son Jesse. He started working at Marathon Norco Aerospace while in Waco he met his best friend, Shirley Bartosch from Waco, who he married on October 22, 2000 and helped raise her two daughters. Amber and Natasha, and three of the grandchildren, Aliza, Alison and John for the last 10 years.

Brad worked at marathon for over 20 years, while there he furthered his education at Tarlton State University receiving a masters in business. Due to his positions at Marathon he travelled the world and enjoyed taking Shirley whenever possible, he was a devout member of Highland Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He enjoyed serving through ushering and coffee duty before services Brad volunteered for Friends for Life doing assessments on his lunch break for many years. He enjoyed being an instrument for Christ, giving wherever he could. Those who knew him say they appreciated his integrity, he was a Godly man.

Brad enjoyed activities with family, He took any opportunity to travel with the kids to show them new things. He raised the boys to love baseball, fishing and camping. He loved roller coasters and kept a Six Flags season pass for many years. His favorite sport was scuba diving, he loved the blue water and all of God’s creatures.

He was preceded in death by his mom Bettie Brown, nieces Ashley and Heather Burgun, sister Becky Burgun, Grandmother Lucille Roberts.


Survivors include, wife, Shirley Brown; children, Jesse, Amber Shotwell, Natasha Garcia; grandchildren, Aliza, Alison and John Shotwell, Hudson and AnnaBeth Brown, and Braxton Garcia; father, Bill Brown; brothers, Bob and Barry Brown.

The family would like to extend a social thank you to the Baylor Scott and White hospice team.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Highland Baptist Church

3014 Maple Avenue, Waco, TX 76707

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Celebration of Life

Monday, July 11, 2022

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Highland Baptist Church Chapel

3014 Maple Avenue, Waco, TX 76707

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