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OBITUARY

Brad Kubin Craig

June 30, 1967May 4, 2020

Dr. Brad Kubin Craig, PHD, went to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday May 4th following a tragic car accident.

Brad was born on June 30, 1967 in Houston, TX to Dr. Elliott and Carolyn Craig. Longtime Quail Valley residents, Brad grew up in the Houston area. He graduated from Dulles High School in Stafford, TX and received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M, Suma Cum Laude, as well as his PHD in Economics in 2001.

Returning to Houston to work, he was friend and longtime loyal employee of the Sapien family. Significant in his life, apart from his faith in Jesus Christ, were his love for golf, Aggie football, trivia, life long friends, cooking, beer and great love Brandy whom he married March 3, 2007.

He and Brandy were well known on the national trivia circuit as formidable opponents, achieving national titles. They loved trips to trivia conventions, spending time with friends, and their dog Pippa, who he spoiled with grits and bacon for breakfast.

Brad is remembered for being a sweet boy who grew into a kind-hearted man. He had a love for animals stemming from his childhood. As a student and adult he was known for his intellect. An Economic professor at A&M wrote a letter of recommendation commenting on his high level of intelligence and superb work ethic and considered him possibly the best student at Texas A&M.

His father, Dr. Elliott Craig, DVM, precedes Brad in death. He is survived by his wife Brandy Bresenhan Craig; Mother Carolyn Kubin Craig, sister and brother-in-law Alison and Del Blom and his loving nieces and nephew Hudson, Abigail and Aubrey; Charlie Bresenhan and Tom Valliere; Maurice and Karey Bresenhan; Nancy and Carlos Puentes; and Linda Castaneda.

The funeral service will be on Saturday May 16th at 1:00pm at Sugar Creek Baptist Church, Sugarland TX, in the main worship center. Social distancing and appropriate protocol will be observed. Brad will be laid to rest privately at Glenwood Cemetery. You may visit www.heightsfuneralhome.com. We invite you to share your thoughts, fond memories and pictures with our family.

He will be missed everyday until we are together again in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Death opens a door out of a little, darkroom (that’s all the life we have known before it) into a great, real place where the true sun shines and we all shall meet.” C.S. Lewis

  • FAMILY

  • Brandy Bresenhan, Wife
  • Carolyn Craig, Mother
  • Alison Blom and her husband Del, Sister
  • Dr. Robert Elliott Craig, Father (deceased)
  • Charlie Bresenhan, Father-in-law
  • Linda Castaneda, Mother-in-law
  • Maurice and Karey Bresenhan, Brandy's Aunt and Uncle
  • Carlos and Nancey Puentes, Close Family

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

Memories

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Virginia Craig

May 16, 2020

My memories of Brad are from a family reunion in 1974 (not sure where in Texas we were). Below are a couple of pictures. Please keep all the good memories of Brad in your hearts.

Steven Jordan

May 16, 2020

I only knew Brad from a distance as we were both shared an interest trivia. My thoughts and especially my prayers are with you and your entire family and your friends today and every day.

Jim Arthur

May 16, 2020

I'm very lucky he was my friend; I will never have a better one. See you on the other side for some beer, golf and trivia.

Craig Jones

May 13, 2020

Although I have not seen or spoken with Brad in many years I do know that the World we live in has lost one of the good ones we trust, rely and count on every day.
My memories reflect to a kid who could not be a nicer, kinder, calmer and more genuine young man. Just always seemed to be so more advanced than so many of us during our childhood. Brad had this walk through life figured out well before many of us others could even see the starting line.
My thoughts upon hearing of his tragic and sudden loss so randomly is heartbreaking and just so saddening of course. However knowing where his faith and place of peace ultimately lay should provide comfort for all us us who count and rely on Angel’s like Brad to watch over us on this tumultuous walk through this life we are on.
I for one am truly Blessed to have been touched by his presence in our childhood, and the thought of those memories I will hold closely to help me continue to be the best man I can be.
Thoughts and Prayers to all those who were touched in someway by Brad, most importantly his loved ones.
God Bless

Sally Lehr

May 13, 2020

Dear Carolyn,
My heart was broken for you when I saw your son’s obituary in the Chronicle. How tragic to lose him so abruptly. I’m sending you prayers and love to help you survive this incredible loss.
Much love,
Sally Lehr

James Holland

May 12, 2020

We met playing trivia and from the beginning I was struck by his wit, prodigious intelligence, and gift for hospitality. It's hard to find words that don't sound trite in saying that my deepest condolence and sympathy go to all his family. His friendship was a lift in my life.

David Gore

May 12, 2020

Someone I grew up with was killed today in a car accident.
I have not spoken to him in probably 35 years, but we literally were children together. He was one of my first friends ever. My earliest memories include him.
I spent the night with him when I was 5-6 years old. We slept on pallets in his game room. His mother watched over us. She fed us and gave us Golden Grahams in a cup for us to pretend it was astronaut food. When the streets flooded in the neighborhood we caught crawdads with our bare hands right in the street.
We learned to ride bikes together. It’s hard to believe in today’s world but our parents set us off into the streets on our bikes alone, with tall orange flags that were supposed to be a safety measure. They taught us to get off our bikes and walk them across the street crossings. We obeyed, and rode them all the way to the 7-11 at Cartright Rd. and Murphy Rd. where took a quarter and filled a bag with penny candies. His Dad taught us how to take out a bike tire, patch it using a lighter and put it all back together.
We got in trouble together. We almost burned down a neighborhood kids house playing with matches. We through rocks and broke the glass of a house under construction costing our Dad’s 900$ each to fix! We almost blew our fingers off with firecrackers and bottle rockets. We caught fireflies and put them in jars on hot summer nights.
We flew kites together. One time we put our Halloween costumes on a week early and went Trick or Treating. The parents were surprised but gracious, and still gave us candy. Whenever Halloween did come around Brad’s father drove us around in their Golf Cart to the houses.
When I broke my arm, it was Brad’s father who was a Veterinarian, who diagnosed the break. His older sister baby-sat us and later we all had crushes on her.
His family took me to church on Wednesday nights and introduced me to Christianity. When hymnal requests came around, Brad would choose Battle Hymn of the Republic just to be funny. We were mischievous together to say the least. We attended youth group together all through high school, always pushing the envelope and checking out the girls.
I remember him in his youth. We played football in the yard and he taught me about Billy White Shoes Johnson because he thought I was fast. We played soccer together, and when we lost Brad would fall to the ground and pound the dirt. I can still see and hear him. We played baseball together on the Bobcats and lost every single game that season. I remember marveling at Brad’s ability to memorize all the stats on the back of the baseball cards. I tried but could not even come close. And we would actually listen to talk radio and laugh at the crazy callers.
We played with toy guns and marbles. We walked to each others houses and grew up with each others families. I remember his poodle Pepe and his Siamese cat Taco. We actually watched and loved the movie That Darn Cat because of Taco. We went to see Rumplestiltskin and The Three Pigs at the Children’s Playhouse. We learned how to swim together at Bradley Halls house.
He moved away. I was crushed. He was my best friend and he went off to Ohio with his family. Ultimately he came back to Texas, and even though we were friends it was never quite the same. But I loved him and his family. They were integral in me becoming who I am today.
Slowly we lost touch but I heard stories. I was both shocked by him but proud of him. So impressed with him going off to study Economics. Who does that?
I did not know him as an adult. I don’t even know if he had a family of his own.
But we grew up together, along with a fairly large number of individuals in the neighborhood. Our little world of just the two of us grew and expanded to neighboring streets, to neighborhoods and beyond. As our world expanded we grew apart.
He was my first best friend. I’m so saddened by this loss.
You are loved and missed Brad. Godspeed old friend I will see you again.

Tiffany Everett

May 11, 2020

Brad was a gentle giant who let his actions speak for him. I met him and his lovely bride at Trviapalooza years ago and he was taken from us way too soon. My thoughts are with the entire family During this time.

Randy Woolard

May 10, 2020

Rest easy my friend, I know we weren’t that close, but I’m very sad about this whole thing. We are all concerned about corona virus, and all you did was stop at a light , and now your gone. I’m having a hard time trying to see why this had to happen!

Lawrence Lopez

May 10, 2020

Brad was highly intelligent and a great trivia player. Damn good cook too! Rest In Peace brother.

FROM THE FAMILY

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