Bradley William Houtz
Bradley was born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands on December 23, 1970 to David and Lorrie Houtz. His family resided in Cody, Wyoming until 1984 when his family moved to Austin, Texas. Bradley graduated from Westwood High School in 1989 where he met his wife Wendy. Brad and Wendy married September 25, 1993.
Bradley had a creative interest in woodworking. After their son Nathan was born they decided to start a business of their own, Houtz Millwork, in 1998. Two years later their daughter Shelby was born. Brad and Wendy purchased land and built a home in Liberty Hill, where they currently reside.
In 2008, Bradley was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and underwent treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He was in remission for five years until he relapsed in 2013. Bradley underwent more extensive treatment and Bone Marrow Transplantion in October 2013. He continued to have complications from the transplant including infections and immunosuppression.
Illness was only a small portion of Bradley’s life. During these periods, he showed all those around him what living life really meant. Bradley loved to spend time with family and friends, boating, camping, BBQ’s, NASCAR races, fishing and taking family trips with his wife and children. He especially loved his family time around the fireplace at home.
Bradley is survived by his wife Wendy, son Nathan and daughter Shelby, parents Dave and Lorrie Houtz of Georgetown, TX, brother Wayne Houtz and wife Audra also of Georgetown, sister Denise Heitman and husband Kerry of Edmond, OK, and numerous nieces and nephews including Jack, Matthew, Wyatt and Ella Houtz, Taylor, Tyler and Tanner Rogers, Layne and Kelsie Krizek, Kellie Heitman, Katie Heitman and Christian Juarez, as well as numerous extended family members, beloved cousins and many cherished longtime friends.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Bradley was held on Saturday, August 30th at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberty Hill. Interment was in Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a benefit fund established for Bradley’s children at First Texas Bank, PO Box 649, Georgetown, TX 78627.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Texas Oncology for their care and compassion during his illness.
Brad was a wonderful and courageous man. He taught us all how to live life to the fullest.
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