Robert Bradford Francis of Houston, Texas passed away on May 27, 2022 at the age of 49. He was gifted an additional 4 years of life by an organ donor; we are grateful for the extra time we had with him.
He was born on January 27, 1973, in Phoenix, AZ, and placed with his adoptive parents, Bob and Claudia Francis, 3 days later.
It is impossible to capture Brad's life in a couple of paragraphs. He was beyond brilliant and a true renaissance man. He was amazingly talented at everything he did. From chef to photographer, from mechanic to magician, from businessman to woodworker, he had a zest and unending curiosity for life.
Brad attended Southwestern University, then completed his MBA at Bauer College (University of Houston) in 2006 after only 16 months; one of the first to graduate with a 4.0 gpa. He immediately went to work for Continental Airlines (United Airlines) where he remained until he fell ill in 2016.
her 2 young sons, Tucker and Keaton, on November 13, 2005. Brad was an amazing father, mentor, coach, and tutor to Tucker and Keaton.
Soon after, Brad and Kerri welcomed two more sons to round out the brood. Brad was enamored with his sons, Kepler and Bowman, as they were the only biological relatives he had ever known.
Brad loved his family, friends, cars, space, science, cooking, photography, woodworking, and too many other interests to possibly make a complete list. He was the King of Dad Jokes and goofy faces. Brad would do anything for anyone and he didn't get upset when Kerri "loaned him out" to friends and family, because he loved people and being of service to his community. He was fiercely loyal, so if you were a friend, you were a friend for life.
Brad is survived by his wife, Kerri (Dealy) Francis, of Katy, Texas; his step-sons Tucker Clay, of Waxahachie, Texas and Keaton Clay, of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his sons Robert (Kepler) Francis and Bowman Francis of Katy, Texas; his dad, Robert (Bob) Francis: his mom, Claudia Francis; his sister, Catherine Francis de Moxo and husband Antonio Moxo of Madrid, Spain; his niece, Claudia Moxo of Madrid, Spain; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends whose lives were made brighter by Brad.
Brad's Kappa Sigma Iota brothers are an irrevocable, irreplaceable part of Brad's life. No one in his life has been there longer or more consistently; our most sincere gratitude and love go to them for being with him.
Please join us for a celebration of Brad Francis’s extraordinary life on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery at 330 Berry Lane, Georgetown,Texas 78626, in the Forest Garden area.
A Celebration of Life with lunch and refreshments will immediately follow nearby at the Kappa Sigma House at Southwestern University, 1003 McKenzie Drive, Georgetown 78626.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at the following website to help the family cover medical and funeral expenses: