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Brad Dickens Jr. '67 January 29, 2024 3:25 PM updated: February 27, 2024 12:13 PM

Brad Clinton Dickens, Jr. 

October 17, 1944 - October 1, 2023 

Brad Clinton Dickens, Jr. passed away October 1, 2023. He was born October 17, 1944 in Houston, Texas to Brad Dickens, Sr. & Nell Dickens.

Brad graduated from Texas A&M University in 1967. After graduating from A&M he joined the Army and was in the 1st Cavalry Division. He volunteered and fought in Vietnam.

Brad returned home and took over his father’s butcher business. He ran Guy’s Market in Houston TX successfully for many years. He made many friendships with his customers over the years from your “average joe” to millionaires and famous people that would come to get his great cuts of meat. He was also known for his award winning BBQ and was proud he and his team won Reserved Grand Champion in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s famous BBQ cookoff. He retired and closed shop in 2017. He could not go anywhere without running into one of his customers. Each time they let him know they missed his food and those BBQ burgers that were once mentioned as top burger in Houston in USA Today.

Brad enjoyed West Texas and especially Big Bend National Park and his favorite spot Santa Elena Canyon. He was able to see it one last time in 2018 with his son. He had many friends that will miss him, and especially his son & daughter in law that became his care givers later in life.

He is preceded in death by his parents Brad & Nell Dickens & his sister that he loved very much, Linda Dickens. Donations in his name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( 


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