72, passed away at his home with his family at his side on Jan. 24, 2013. He was born on Feb. 11, 1940, in Galveston, TX to Maurice and Jenne Braddy. James was preceded in death by his parents: Maurice and Jenne; brothers: Ronald "Stephan" Braddy, Maurice Braddy, and Jack Hunter. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Beverly A. Braddy; children: Alice Braddy and her husband James; Jon Cutshall and wife, Wiede; Cary Braddy and wife, Shannon; Stacey Smatresk and husband, Erik; and Samantha Markley and husband, Michael; three grandchildren, numerous family members, and friends.
When his country called Roger answered by joining the U.S. Navy where he served for 22 years working in numerous capacities including as a Naval Investigative Officer (NCIS) and Photo Intelligence Officer, rising through the enlisted ranks as a "Mustang" to Lieutenant. In Civilian life he worked at Hoechst Celanese Clear Lake Plant and served as a City Councilman for the City of Webster from 1987 to 1989. He had a passion for antique and fast cars, motorcycles, and gun collecting. He also loved to be with his family and his dogs, Bandit and Blackjack.
Serving as pallbearers are: Guy Crouch, Jon Cutshall, Jerry Henderson, Michael Markley, Stanley Singer, Erik Smatresk, and John Webb. Honorary pallbearers are Alan Crosby, Clifford Robinson, Mary Frances Koban Singer, Jean Colwick Crouch and Rose Mary Otte Smith.
Visitation was held on January 28, 2013, at Crowder Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, St Bernadette Catholic Church. Interment followed on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Restland Cemetery, Dallas, TX. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Roger's memory may do so to: Pancan (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, # 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or DAV (Disabled American Veterans) 4202 W Walnut St, Pearland, TX 77581.