Bradley Clayton Bettis
1974 - 2014
Biggers Funeral Home - Fort Worth
6100 Azle Ave.
Fort Worth, TX
Bradley Clayton Bettis, 40, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Azle. Service: 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Ash Creek Baptist Church. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Biggers Funeral Home. Memorials: A fund has been established for Bradley and Addy Kate Bettis at The National Bank of Texas in Azle. Bradley Clayton Bettis was born Nov. 4, 1974, in Fort Worth. He graduated from Azle High School in 1993 and Weatherford College in 1997. He was an insurance agent for First Independent Insurance Agency in Azle for 12 years. He served as a judge for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and the North Texas High School Rodeo Association for many years. He was a member and past president of Azle Chamber of Commerce, a member of Azle Masonic Lodge #601, A.F.&A.M., and a member of Ash Creek Baptist Church. Brad was preceded in death by his grandparents, J.R. and Betty Bettis and Mike Ward; stepfather, Jimmy Lynn; uncle, Jimmy Cain; and cousin, Wyatt Kittrell. Survivors: His children, Bradley and Addy Kate Bettis; mother, Sandy Lynn; father, Tom Bettis and wife, Joni; grandmother, Opal Ward; stepbrothers, Jay Bettis, Jeremy Littlejohn and wife, Faith; his nephews, Cross and Case; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Published by Star-Telegram on Dec. 27, 2014.
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A light was snuffed out here on earth... It was lit in heaven.
My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
Patsy Jo Miles
January 9, 2015
So sorry for your loss. God Bless your family at this time of need.
Roland Eason
January 5, 2015
Bradley will always be in our hearts,prayers.Godbless
Bonnie Kolar
January 1, 2015
Sandy and Opal and Ward family my deepest condolences to all of you.He was loved by so many as I read these wonderful messages. Sandy I'm thinking of you girl
Nancy Rockwell Oneal
December 31, 2014
You were a good man Brad. I'll miss you.
Your friend,
Ron Mills
December 30, 2014

My heart hurts for you to have to endure such pain and am praying for you and all effected by such a great loss. I know you are extremely proud of the young man he was. It was my privilege to know him. Love you!
Vicki Brown
December 30, 2014
To say the world lost an amazing man I believe is an understatement. How truly loved and respected not only Brad but all of his family is, was made quite evident in the line at the visitation and funeral. I don't ever remember seeing Brad without a smile on his face. I will never forget the rodeos he judged whether he was coaching me on the ground and it being followed by a "good run!" to helping me get my barrel horse in the alleyway or him even asking my mom and dad what steers my brother drew that day and telling them what the cattle looked like that weekend. But over the past few years what I loved getting to see the most when I ran into him at rodeos or jackpots was when you saw him with his kids or him talking about them was his eyes light up. You just knew they were his world! Although his time on this Earth was entirely too short I feel blessed having known Brad. There aren't many guys like him anymore who will always ask how you are, tip his hat and shake your hand. I hope all of his family can draw strength and comfort in knowing how many people are praying for you'll in these dark days and are glad to help any way possible. Brad, I will miss running into you whether it be around town, at a rodeo or jackpot, or just passing and waving at you on the road. Until we meet again, rest easy my friend!
December 30, 2014
So sorry for your loss of a son and father to your precious grand children
Johnnye Jody Brittany Whittany Baton
December 29, 2014
Sorry for your loss . Your family remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Denise Mackey McNeal
December 29, 2014
Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray God will give you comfort in the coming months. I know Brad was dearly loved by friends and family, but not as much as the love of a parent.
December 29, 2014
God bless your family and children. My heart just aches for them. You are all in my prayers.

AHS class of 93 Beth Hanna
Beth Hanna
December 29, 2014
Sandy, may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Hold tight to Brad's memories for comfort. God bless you and your precious family.
Jim & Paula Scott
December 29, 2014
Keeping Sandy and the rest of the Bettis Family in my heart and prayers.
Angie Streib
December 29, 2014
Brad was one of the first people I met when I moved to Azle in 1996. Brad was a perfectionist at his work, outstanding, kind and truly a gentelman. Definately a leader. I never met anyone that didn't think the world of him. Always a kind word and a smile. Brad will be dearly missed. May his Family, and large circle of Friends find comfort knowing he rests in God's loving arms.
Cheryl Goforth McDonald
December 29, 2014
I send to you all my most heart felt sympathy and will be holding you in prayer. May God bless you and keep you. May he hold you in his loving arms and see you through. Most sincerely, Elvira Stewart (from Opals church)
Elvira Stewart
December 29, 2014
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. Mere words cannot express my sorrow. Prayers
Holly Pledger
December 29, 2014
So Sorry for your loss. No one should have a child to died before them.
Erma Clement
December 29, 2014
I graduated high school with Brad, he was a wonderful person. He will be missed.
Jason Munday
December 29, 2014
May God grant you peace that passes all understanding, and give you comfort that only He can give. I am so very sorry for your loss. Azle Class of 1968
Janet Welter-Lackey
December 29, 2014
Family, I wish the Peace of God for you. May God 's healing hand be with you.
David and Susie Hunter
December 28, 2014
May you have God's peace and comfort now and in the days to come.
Evelyn Newby
December 28, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about this, Tom. I pray that God's love will reign down on you and bring peace to you and your family as you grieve the devastating loss of your son.
Helen Lynch
December 28, 2014
Dearest Opal and Family, We are asking God to comfort you, as only He can, during this time, and in the days to come. You are greatly loved by many, and we see the evidence that Brad was, also. God Bless You!
"Sandy" and Gayle Sanders
December 28, 2014
I cannot express how devastating your loss is!! Your gentle soul will be missed! Sandy you are so loved!! May god wrap his loving arms around you!
K Schauer
December 28, 2014
We send Our sympathy and prayers to the family.
Mervin Dunn
December 28, 2014
I am sorry to here about Brad.i never had the opportunity to know Brad or judge a rodeo with him. He was well respected as a PRCA official and we will miss him. With deepest condolences.
Clay Kirkham
December 28, 2014
sorry for your loss,Steve&Ella smith ,Azle lodge#601
December 28, 2014
Prayers to Bradley's family. Our son attends college and rodeos in Texas and has nothing but praise for the positive influence Bradley had in his life.
Diana Melvin
December 28, 2014
So sorry for this terrible loss, words fail to express my condolences.
Cindy Garrison
December 28, 2014
I hope for peace and blessings on your family. I know he must have been a joy to all who knew and loved him.
Nancy Nation Jay
December 28, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Wishing you moments of peace as you work through your grief in the days ahead.
Patty Sonntag Neumueller
December 28, 2014
May God provide comfort and healing.
John and Jan Roberts
December 28, 2014
Deep heartfelt love and prayers for every member of this wonderful family during this difficult time.

Marilynn Boyd Pierce
Marilynn Pierce
December 28, 2014
Lifting you and your family up in prayers. God will take care of you all during this difficult time. With much love, Donna Linton
December 28, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone....may God wrap His arms around all giving them peace and comfort....
Dina Reynolds
December 28, 2014
Heaven found an angel, the world lost a gentle and kind man
janelle summers
December 27, 2014
Praying for the whole family. May God wrap His comforting arms around each of you. Love and prayers to you all.
December 27, 2014
My prayers are with the family during this tragic time.
Cheryl Woodlee
December 27, 2014
Love ya Sandy. Praying for the entire Ward and Bettis family.
Dawn Ringstaff
December 27, 2014
He was a true blessing to raise, it was a blessing to get to be his Dad
Tom and Joni Bettis
December 27, 2014
Praying for you, Sandy and Tom, Opal May, and all of your wonderful family. Brad was such a joy to everyone he met.
May you have the peace that passeth all understanding.
Debi Reeves Moore
December 27, 2014
Jacob & Melissa Curtis
December 27, 2014
I loved Brad like a little brother! We worked together for many years at Azle State Bank, First Bank and Pinnacle Bank, what a wonderful man you raised Sandy! Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed!
Janelle Summers
December 27, 2014
Continue to pray for your family. There won't be anyone too far to help keep his memory alive for the children. Rest In Peace.
Stella Ballard
December 27, 2014
I'm at a loss for words right now. I have reminisced the last few days of my earlier years working with Brad at ASB. What a great guy he was. I never recall him ever coming to work without a smile upon his face. I will continue to pray for the family and friends grieving right now. May God give you all peace & comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Shelley Unger
December 27, 2014
First met Brad in 1984. I watched him grow into a fine, outstanding young man, whose mom, dad and family adored, loved and admired him. The world has lost a good man, and Heaven has gained an awesome angel! Happy Trails Brad!
Jami Hoffman
December 27, 2014
Sandy, Tom, Joni & family
Our hearts are broken on the loss of Brad, as I cannot even imagine your pain. We have great memories of how Brad would love to compete & socialize with us at Tim's annual washer tournament each year. Brad was such a caring, compassionate young man that Azle will miss greatly.
Ann, Tim, Lance, Jason Hengstler & Bates
December 27, 2014
Chris and Brook Gustafson
December 27, 2014
Tammy and Wallace Sheppard
December 27, 2014
Sandy & Family,
So sorry to hear this. I worked with Brad at the bank for awhile & he was a sweet man. May God comfort you and your family. you are in my prayers.
Beverly Crow Griffith
Beverly Griffith
December 27, 2014
No words can express how sad it is to loose a devoted father so young. Rest in peace.
Stella ballard
December 27, 2014
Sandy , Tom and all of Brad's family. I don't even know what to say, just know you are each in our thoughts and prayers. Keep yourselves strong and take care because those precious babies need ya'll very much . Hugs and God bless.
Deanna Sayers Cartwright and family
December 27, 2014
Brad was such a friendly,nice and caring person. He always went out of his way to speak to me. My heart aches for the Bettis family.
Pat King
December 27, 2014
I worked with Brad at Azle State Bank. He was always so nice and polite. Brad never hesitated to help in any way he could and did so with a smile and that quiet charm that was special to him. He was the perfect example of a southern gentleman. My heart breaks for his family. To say the world lost an amazing person feels like an understatement. He will be missed.
Linda Frair
December 26, 2014
Our condolences to Sandy and her family, my heart goes out to you my dear friend prayers your way to you and the children. Blas and Margie
December 26, 2014
Rest in Peace Brad.
Clay Doyle
December 26, 2014
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