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Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX

OBITUARY

Gus Steele Bradley Jr.

December 4, 1931August 10, 2019
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Capt. Gus Steele Bradley Jr., 87, broke camp for the last time, August 10, 2019. A lifelong Baytonian, Gus was a 1949 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gus S. Bradley Sr. and Mabel Symns Bradley, brother E. W. Bradley, and sister Betty Jane Malone. He is survived by his wife Emma Bauer Bradley of 66 years. Their 67th wedding anniversary would have been on September 12 of this year. Also surviving are his four children Cheryl Bradley Roeschen and spouse Tom, Paula Bradley, Barbara Bradley Mounce and spouse David, and Gus S. Bradley III. He is also survived by his grandchildren Michael Roeschen, Sarah Roeschen Jones and spouse Brian, Capt. Jacob Roeschen and spouse Stacy, Daniel Mounce, and Ana Mounce. He has one great grandchild Madison Rose Jones.

Gus was a life-long equestrian. He and his horse Patches won honors at the Highlands Jamboree Parade and participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade. He was a member of the Trinity Valley Trail Riders Association and took part in many trail rides. Gus and Emma were avid square dancers and members of the Bayshore Wagon Wheels for many years, where he served as president for several of those years. They participated in many clubs in the Houston area and other states.

Gus was a gifted artist. Many of his charcoal and watercolor drawings adorn the homes of his children and friends. Western themes were his specialty, with horses being his focus. He attended art classes at Lee College where he honed his skill.

Gus retired from ExxonMobil after 33 years of service and was a union steward until being promoted to supervisor. After retirement, he enjoyed being cast as a movie extra in several movies including: Challenger, Robocop, and Tin Cup.

Gus was very proud of his National Guard service which he started October 1947. He was assigned to Company E 143rd Infantry Division. He ended his service as commander of the Baytown Unit. He trained both at Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Benning, Georgia. During the training he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Weapon Platoon Leader, XO, and infantry unit commander. He achieved an Honorable Discharge in November 1966. At the time of his discharge he had attained the rank of Captain.

  • FAMILY

  • Gus S. Bradley Sr. and Mabel Symns Bradley, Parents Deceased
  • E. W. Bradley, Brother Deceased
  • Betty Jane Malone, Sister Deceased
  • Emma Bauer Bradley, Wife of 66 years
  • Cheryl Bradley Roeschen and spouse Tom, Paula Bradley, Barbara Bradley Mounce and spouse David, and Gus S. Bradley III., Children
  • Michael Roeschen, Sarah Roeschen Jones and spouse Brian, Capt. Jacob Roeschen and spouse Stacy, Daniel Mounce, and Ana Mounce, Grandchildren
  • Madison Rose Jones, Great Grandchild

Services

  • Vistitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Burial Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

Gus Steele Bradley Jr.

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Marijane Holbrook

August 17, 2019

I was a co-worker with Gus at Chevron's Warren Petroleum in Mont Belvieu. He was a Christian Man and a Texas Gentleman. I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Anita Nichols

August 17, 2019

Sending to you, Cheryl, hugs and prayers from my heart to yours. I can remember your Dad looking so happy and proud every time I saw him on his horse and each of you cheering him on.

Angie Middleton

August 16, 2019

Cheryl, Paula, and family:

I was so sorry to read that your dad had passed away a few days ago. I know this is a deep loss for all of you, and you will be in my prayers.

- Angie Gupton Middleton

Charlene Barrington Pace

August 16, 2019

Emma Lou and children,
Emily and I love the Bradley family. We thought Gus and Enest were the most handsome cowboys. We were little girls and loved their pictures of cowboys. Also we love coming to mrs. bradley's house and looking and touching all her pretty things. So sorry he has gone on to Heaven, but your had a great life with him. Love to you. So glad I saw you at Billy Young's funeral. Charlene

Royce Owens

August 14, 2019

I serve with Gus in the National Guard and want to say that I have fond memories of him. He was an Officer and I an enlisted man. Gus was a good officer with a practical view point in commanding troops with the ability to get things done. RIP Gus.

Susan Estes

August 13, 2019

Rest In Peace, Gus.

May the Lord be with his loved ones in this troubling time.

Susan
Austin

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