Jeffrey “Brad” Bradley Watson

Jeffrey “Brad” Bradley Watson, 59, of La Marque, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.  Brad’s character was a man of family and Christ. His friends and loved ones were captivated by his larger than life heart and how his personality was so infectious. The only man of faith to open a saloon for all sinners to enjoy his deep bass gospel music, every night his voice would echo those bar stools and radiate light for those willing to listen. In his tenure in Alvin, TX he owned the Golden Corral where he was nationally recognized by the franchise and loved his work family as his own. The Texas Children’s Hospital and Alvin Police Department held a special place in his heart, each Christmas he would slip into his normal attire “The Santa Suit” and deliver hope and joy to children in need. No matter where Mr. Watson went he brought with him his honest nature of healing and helping.

Brad, as his family and friends know him, is preceded in death by his father Donald Watson, father-in-law Dean Kemp and mother-in-law Gail Kemp Vaughn. He is survived by his wife Sandra Watson, daughters: Alicia “Leroy” Watson and Lindsey Aguirre (Agmed); his sons: David “Daisy” Watson (Shayne), James Dean (Nikki), John Dean (Nicole), Zack Burns (Kristine) and Pedro Chey;  11 grandchildren;  two great grandchildren; four 4 siblings: Tammy Watson, David Watson, Deidre Crews and Theressa Garza; mother Jann Nelson, his puppy Baby; many nieces; nephews; family and friends who love him dearly.

A Visitation will be held at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, TX, 401 Texas Ave, La Marque 77568, on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm with a Memorial Service at 3:00pm.  A celebration of life will follow immediately after the service at the VFW in Santa Fe, 11230 Highway 6, Santa Fe, TX. His final resting placing will be in Mountain View, AR. This will be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alvin Animal Shelter or Texas Children’s Hospital on his behalf.


  1. I had only gotten to know Brad a little over a year now and I’m glad I did. He always welcomed me to his and Sandy’s home with open arms and always tried giving me anything and everything they had extra. I know he loved his family and Sandy with everything he had just by our conversations. One of the last conversations we had he told me I was more than a friend I was family now. He will definitely be missed !
    Fly high Brad! I will help all I can to take care of Sandy.

    Teresa Jahnke
  2. So sorry for your loss Sandy.
    Will be praying for you and your family.

    Kelli Trammell
  3. Brad was a great man I worked at Lowe’s for 3 months he’s was like a uncle to me always made me laugh when we walked to the door in the morning for work he always pushed me to be my best at work never had a frown always was had a smile that lit up the room he showed me once when he sung amazing grace with his deep southing voice my face lit up with joy may you rest in peace Brad I’ll miss you my friend thank you for everything you’ve done for me

    Mikal bryan
  4. My heart goes out to Sandy and the family during this time and months to follow. May God be with you all during this. Love to you all.

    Myra Norman Dick
  5. Brother my heart is broken! You were my ride or die, the one of few who really knows me! I love you and will miss you till we meet again in Heaven. Your sister Tess

    Theressa Garza
    • Thank you my dear friend! Still trying to wrap my head around this. We had been talking often over the last month. He and I share a special bond like no other because of our childhood. So many many memories! Gotta tell you I was/am a complete mess. You are no stranger to grief, losing John so recently. Thank you Diana for taking the time to write this. I am blessed th ohave such a wonnderful friend!! Love you!

      Tammy Watson
  6. Wrapping the family in love. I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

    Diana Stallard
  7. I met Brad and Sandy a lifetime ago it seems during the timeframe when they operated their business “Shotgun Sam’s” saloon in Santa Fe. It was a great place to sing karaoke and dance. Brad and I fast became singing buddies, as we were both legends in our own minds with the microphone. Some of my best memories there were of Brad and I dueting on everything from country to gospel. Brad had an amazing deep bass of a voice and could carry a tune. Singing “Elvira” with him doing the “ …Giddy up a oom poppa mow mow…” part was always a crowd pleaser and highlight of the night.
    He loved gospel quartet singing and I believe he shared with me that he used to be part of a quartet group at one time. We had many great heart to heart conversations, about life experiences, and especially about God.
    Brad loved Jesus, and he spoke of hopefully aspiring to the kind of faith that
    Shadrach, Mesachack and Abednego demonstrated in the Bible in the book of Daniel, chapter 3. Brad desired to have that kind of faith. I’m comforted in my heart to know that he understood that he was a sinner saved by Grace.
    Brad extended love and kindness to all those whose paths he crossed. Family was everything to him. Sandy was his crown jewel, his children and grandchildren were his pride and joy. To me, Brad was kind of a renaissance man, nothing he couldn’t do once he put his mind to it. He had his successes in business, as well as failures, but always bounced back! He was a conqueror and overcomer.
    I thank God for the life he lived, for those he loved, and those that were blessed by knowing him.
    I know you’re in the heavenly choir singing praises to our Lord and Savior!
    Love you Brother,

    Kenneth Owens
    • Thank u so much for the kind words of who
      Dad was! It filled my heart, Thank you KO.
      He thought so much of u as well.


      Alicia Watson
  8. I’m so sorry Sandy to you and your family for your loss may God help you through this love yall

    Annie Rivera
  9. Bubby,

    You were the one that use to take care of me when I was little. You took me to buy my first car and told me you only had 15 min to teach me how to drive a stick shift I. Western Sizzlin parking lot. We had a lot of years in Arkansas together! I have always loved you and will always love you! Till we meet again in Heaven!!! Love Your Sister DeDe

    Deidre Crewx
  10. So very sorry. Praying for you and your family!

    Danny and Brigette Wilson
  11. Mr. Brad was a great neighbor along with his wife Sandy;he was always willing to lend a helping hand, was caring and giving, greeted all with a smile. He will be greatly missed.

    Carolyn and Michael Chatman
  12. I am sorry to hear this about your son. I was your neighbor a long time ago. Linda Johnson Siemers

    Linda Siemers
  13. So sorry for your great loss. May the Lord give you peace as He wraps His arms around you. Big hugs and prayers.

    Cindy Tackett Hines
  14. My prayers go out to the family and close friends.

    Michael Bass
  15. Dad,
    Just when I thought there were no words, I
    Look at this wind chime and here we go!
    I love you more than anything on this earth,
    You were always the light in my darkness,
    the laugh in all of my tears, you taught me
    to work my butt off for everything I want
    Or need and never rely on another. You taught
    Me pretty much everything I know. I will forever
    Think of getting you a “Tall Blonde” at Starbucks,
    You will forever be Papsmear aka Daddyo aka some
    I can’t share but u know! Your my best friend until
    The end! This wind chime truly helps even if it makes me
    Crazy! Lol I love you forever and always.. my memories
    Will go on forever! The best Dad a girl could want!

    Love your pilot,
    Leroy * Elijah Jane *

    Alicia Watson

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