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Richard Hargrave '95 November 19, 2021 11:47 AM updated: November 19, 2021 11:54 AM

Richard "Brad" Hargrave
August 16, 1973 - November 14, 2021

Richard Brad Hargrave was born August 16, 1973 in Garland Memorial Hospital, to the parents of Ronnie and Carolyn Hargrave. Brad had two younger siblings Craig and Heather.

Brad grew up in Josephine Texas and attended elementary and middle school at community schools.

Brad‘s sophomore year of high school he moved to the town of Farmersville where he proved himself to be an aggressive an excellent football player, as well as an honor student in academics at Farmersville high school.

After high school, Brad attended Texas A&M University and as a proud Aggie he graduated with a degree in construction science in 1996.

After graduation, Brad worked with the family business of slab/foundation repair.

In early summer of 2003 influenced by his younger brother and his brother-in-law, Brad pursued a career in the fire service and was hired by Garland fire Department in January 2004.

One year after graduating Texas A&M, Brad married Kaiann Campbell and adopted her beautiful daughter Rebecca. Then three years later they had a son on April 29, 2000 named Richard “Ryan” Hargrave.

Brad started his career with Garland fire department out in the field as a firefighter paramedic at station 3 until they opened up Station 11. After 12 years of field work As a Firefighter/ paramedic he transferred to the fire marshal‘s office where he found his “niche”. Brad was able to utilize his background in construction science and fire inspector training and excelled as a Fire Inspector.

On November 14, 2021 Brad’s life was cut short from a long hard battle from Covid complications. Everything about him will be missed by his coworkers and his family. He was a man that was loved dearly by many.

Brad is survived by his son Ryan Hargrave of Travis Airforce Base, CA. His daughter Rebecca Hargrave, of Cary , NC. His mother, Carolyn Hargrave, of Caddo Mills, TX. His Father Ronnie Hargrave and wife Marilyn of Emory, TX. His brother, Craig Hargrave and wife Kari of Caddo Mills. His sister Heather Gray and husband Tony of Farmersville, TX and 2 nieces and 2 nephews he loved very much.

There will be a visitation from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Lynch Funeral Home Chapel in Caddo Mills. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Vansickle Baptist Church. (2181 County Road 2246, Greenville, TX 75402) Interment will follow service at IOOF Cemetery in Caddo Mills.

 

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