Music 08

Bradley J. Powell

May 11, 1967 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 53)


Bradley J. Powell, 53, went to be with the Lord on October 7th, 2020.  Brad was born on May 11th, 1967, in Cleburne, TX to Dick and Barbara Powell.  During his high school years, Brad attended Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in Amarillo, TX where he graduated in 1985.  There he nurtured a love of outdoors and the many friendships that would last a lifetime.

After graduating, he attended Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon, Texas.  Brad enjoyed working as a flight attendant, where he was able to travel and develop many more friendships.  It was during this time, Brad entered a singing competition and so began his singing career.  He was an avid music lover and natural entertainer.  He moved to Prescott, AZ to pursue this dream, where he was the lead singer for “Wildside”, a band who performed at many local and state venues. 

While performing at his favorite bar, The Palace in Prescott, AZ, he met his future wife, Heather (Scheiden) Powell.  They were married on December 30th, 1995, and so began a new adventure.  They moved to the DFW area in 1996, where Brad began working for Southwestern Bell, but he never quit singing, entertaining, developing friendships and always being the life of the party.

In 2001, Brad and Heather welcomed their first-born child, Sara Jordan Powell, and in 2010 they welcomed their second, Samantha Sloan Powell.  The girls were the light of his life.  He taught them to work hard and love harder.  He taught them the value of friendships and his love of all things outdoors. 

Brad was one who never knew a stranger.  Wherever he went, whatever shenanigans he got into, he was always someone who would make you feel like you were his best friend, and that his next big idea or adventure would be one that you did not want to miss, and most of the time, he was right. 

In 2013, in a joint venture with his father, he opened The Crazy Cowboy in Bedford, TX.  It was the perfect match for all of his passions and talents: cooking, singing, entertaining, The Dallas Cowboys and most of all expanding his long list of friends. 

After his long fight with cancer, Brad lost his battle surrounded by many of those friends and family.  He is survived by his father, Dick Powell; his mother, Barbara Love; his step mom, Sandy Powell; wife, Heather Powell; daughters, Sara and Samantha Powell; sisters, Terri Parker and Pamela Powell; brother, Gregg Powell; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be Friday, October 16th, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Forrest Ridge Funeral Home

Funeral will be Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 9am at First Baptist Church Hurst, followed by graveside (family only) in Weatherford, TX.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, October 17th, 2020, at The Crazy Cowboy in Bedford, at 4:30pm (all are welcome).

In Lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.  CFBRAA c/o Bobby Sarpaulis, 603 Sunlight Drive, Arlington, TX, 76006-3636.

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October 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Forest Ridge Funeral Home Memorial Park Chapel
8525 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182

Memorial Service
October 17, 2020

9:00 AM
First Baptist Church
1801 Norwood Drive
Hurst, TX 76054

Celebration of Life
October 17, 2020

4:30 PM
The Crazy Cowboy
2807 Central Drive
Bedford, TX 76021

Private Committal


Cal Farley's Boys Ranch
C/O Bobby Sarpaulis 603 Sunlight Dr., Arlington TX 76006

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