It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bradford Clayton Beverly (Brad), 65, of Alvarado, Texas, who passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Brad was born on December 11, 1957, in Winchester, Virginia, and was the cherished son of Bessie Mae (Berg) and Wilfred Leslie Beverly. Brad was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Roscoe, his stepson Danny Hill, and his precious dog Pepper.
Brad leaves behind a legacy of love and warmth through his family, including his devoted wife Lori (Slocum) Beverly, his son Kenny Woods (Sherri) and daughter Shelby Hensley (Theo), as well as three stepdaughters, Cher Hill, Danielle Stoker (Daniel) and Jessica Davidson (Richard), and two loving sisters, Dremia Landis (Les) and Corenia Beverly (John Twigg). He also leaves behind his beloved dog Pixie, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends who will miss him deeply.
Brad lived life to the fullest and enjoyed many things, especially spending time with his beloved dogs, Pepper and Pixie, and taking motorcycle rides. He was a truck driver by trade and relished the freedom of hitting the open road. In his leisure time, Brad enjoyed bar hopping and was known for his ability to outlast everyone else. He was a die-hard NASCAR fan and frequently engaged in friendly debates with his wife over who was the better driver, with Brad always rooting for Jeff Gordon and Lori for Tony Stewart.
Brad was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him and will be remembered fondly. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no service. Instead, his friends and family are encouraged to grab a drink of their choice (Crown Royal, if they want to go with Brad's favorite) and raise a glass in his memory. Brad's spirit will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Once upon a time, there was a man named Brad Beverly. But most folks just called him PeterSeaMaliganPissAntClemCadiddlehopper. He was a wild and free spirit, always on the move and never one to shy away from a good time.
Brad had spent some time in the Navy as a chef, but after his service, he hit the open road as a truck driver. Some might have called him a "National bar hopper," but Brad just considered himself a man on a mission to see every nook and cranny of this great country of ours.
His CB handle was "Tank," and he was a human road atlas, knowing every twist and turn of every highway and back road like the back of his hand. He never finished the 10th grade, but that didn't stop him from being a master of the road and the life he lived.
Brad would often jokingly refer to himself as "MASTER BRAD," and with his quick wit and devil-may-care attitude, he was a favorite amongst his friends and fellow truckers. When he wasn't on the road, he could often be found parked in front of the TV, watching his two favorite shows, The History Channel and NOVA.
Brad's hair may have been grey at the time, but in his heart, he was a blonde, always ready for a good time and a new adventure. He may have been a little rough around the edges, but that just made him all the more endearing to those who knew and loved him.
So here's to Brad, AKA: PeterSeaMaliganPissAntClemCadiddlehopper, a trucker, a chef, a human road atlas, and a true master of the road. May he rest in peace and forever roam the highways of heaven.