Brad David Ramsey

Brad David Ramsey
January 19, 1974 – May 31, 2017

Brad David Ramsey of Angleton, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at the age of 43. He is survived by his wife Amanda; his parents David and Bartlett Ramsey of Angleton; brother Bret Ramsey (Andrea); his daughter Haley; nephew: Thomas Ramsey, nieces: Marie-Therese, Felicity, Isabel, Clare Ramsey; Uncles: Russell Ramsey( Ann); Mark Ramsey (Rita), Aunts: Virginia Collier ( Aaron) and Shirley Bandy of College Station, Texas; in-laws David and Jeanette Besselman; brothers-in-laws: Jimmy Besselman (Cindy); Travis Besselman,( Dana), cousins: Kenneth Latimer (Jo), Billy Hutto, Suzanne Ramsey Moran (Mike); Melissa Melton Bryson (Wayne), Denton Ramsey, Hunter Ramsey (Amanda), and Christian Ramsey and many additional relatives and friends.

Brad was born in Freeport, Texas on January 19, 1974. He grew up in Angleton, graduating from Angleton High School in 1992, and then earning a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Texas A&M University. Brad went on to work as an Executive Project Director at Steele & Freeman, Inc, from 1998 to 2014, then as Project Manager at Bartlett Cocke General Contractors from October 2014 until his passing.

Brad will be remembered for his passionate love of life. Even though he had many accomplishments in high school such as induction into the National Honor Society, being a 4-year Varsity Letterman in Cross Country, he ran track, and being elected Senior Class Vice President, he would routinely “photobomb” yearbook club photos (before it was even a thing) simply because he loved being a part of the group. An Angleton friend said he took the first Selfie with her phone before their such a thing. Always full of mischief and mirth, Brad was deeply charismatic; he could draw anyone in with his charm and ready laughter. He could make friends in any situation, and the friends he made were usually lifelong.

Another passion of his was music. A virtual encyclopedia of rock in all its forms, Brad immersed himself in entire discographies of the bands he loved and was always eager to hear something new. This was especially true of live music. Brad perfected concert-going and could always be found on a festival field or in a small club with that characteristic grin on his face. He also enjoyed reading Stephen King novels and was actively involved in saving cats in the community for many years by adopting them. Brad’s favorite color was green and loved frogs. He also loved sports and was an avid fan of the Houston Oilers, Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, the St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, the Texas Aggies – Gig’Em Aggies!!!

Brad is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Diane Ramsey, John Bartlett and Beulah Capello Milam. The family of Brad Ramsey wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time, especially the pallbearers: Joel Bandy, Jeff Bankson, Mike Gaven, Kris Glenn, Nathan Harrison, Rick Janak, Dung Pham, Matthew Sinnwell, Jeremy Stone, Jay Whitney, David Winder, Rufo Reyes, Jr., his nephew Thomas More Ramsey for playing the bagpipes, and the hospitality of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 12th, 9:00 AM at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home, address: 3001 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801, followed by a rosary at 11:00 AM. The burial service will be held at 1:00 PM at the College Station Memorial Cemetery, 3800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, College Station. Reverend Charlie Banks, of the Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, will be officiating the rosary and the burial. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Callaway-Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at TDECU 2900 N. Velasco; Angleton, Texas 77515 in the name of Brad D. Ramsey’s Scholarship Fund; acct # 924837552. Express condolences at


  1. I worked with Brad at Steele & Freeman. He had an excellent work ethic that I truly admired and respected. He was such a cat lover. He called one morning on his way to work to tell us he was running late because someone had hit a cat on the freeway and didn’t stop. Brad stopped and took the cat to a vet for treatment. I’ll never forget him. I’m so sorry for all who loved him and who will miss him.

  2. Oh Bartlett,
    Our Central family is heartbroken for you and your family. I’m so so sorry for your loss.
    We love you, and are praying for peace and comfort that only God can provide.


  3. So very sorry to hear of the loss of Brad. Such a great young man when he worked with my husband. He was always so nice and caring for and of us. He will be missed.

  4. I worked with Brad for the last three years and he will be missed greatly. Never knew when he might belt out a song lyric as he walked down the hallway.

  5. Prayers and condolences for your family. There will never again on this Earth be another one like Brad Ramsey. He was the kind of friend that would always be there for you and do anything for you. He will be missed and always treasured. I am extremely sorry for your loss.

  6. You can be sure that my love and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you here.

  7. Our condolences to the family.
    He was a great friend ..I worked with him at Steele & Freeman he was always there to help me and I will never forget that. ..I will miss you buddy and our crazy conversations.

  8. Bartlett, I am so sorry for your lost. Praying for your family during this very difficult time.

  9. Bartlett and David, my dear friends,
    my heart breaks for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace.

  10. Bartlett Ann, I am so sorry for your lost. From the bottom of my heart, I am praying for you and all of your family during this difficult time. We are just a phone call away, if you need us.

  11. So many memories of this young man. Praying for all of you. I’m so sorry I will be unable to attend his service. Please know that I love you and will be praying for you.

  12. Brother I’ll will miss our confab in literature and music.

    And the musical gifts you gave me every time we met.

    Jeff Smith

  13. Much love and prayers for all of you as you walk this journey. May you find peace in the knowledge of the love of God. Blessings!

  14. My Dear Bartlett and David, I’ve been thinking of you both and know this has to be the hardest journey you will walk thru. Remember the good times with Brad, his laughter, his radiant smile and his radiant personality. He was a great kid, loyal friend, and precious Son. Prayers and hugs sent for you both.

  15. Still at a loss for words, but want to send my condolences to his mom and dad, Mr. & Mrs. Ramsey, and brother, Bret and family, his wife and daughter, and all other family and friends and co-workers. Graduating with Brad, and being in school him for for most of my school years in Angleton, he was truly a remarkable, amazing guy. He will truly be missed by all who loved him. Our Class of ’92 has lost another brother, and for that we are truly saddened. I will not be able to attend his services on Monday, as I want to, but I’ll be travelling for work. But my heart and spirit of ’92 will be there. RIP our brother! Fly high with the angels.

    Michelle Brennan (formerly Michelle Payne in school)

  16. Dear Bartlett and David, you all are in our hearts and prayers! Words are inadequate, praying for God’s grace to flow over you all!
    Forrest and Katrina Dunn

  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May the Lord bring you comfort and Peace.

  18. I lived a couple of doors down from him in college at Hotard Hall. He was a good guy. Always let me borrow from his massive CD collection. I’ll remember him at Muster.

  19. My prayers for all of Brad’s family and friends as you walk this journey. May the Lord bring each of you peace and comfort. Lorraine Miller

  20. So sad and shocked by this news. Brad was certainly a one-of-a-kind. A real-life “Van Wilder” that lived his college experience to the fullest, and probably just a tad more. Condolences to all those who knew and loved him.

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