Brad Joseph Hardy

October 26, 1969 - September 15, 2020

Brad Hardy

Brad Joseph Hardy, 50, of Nederland, died Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Houston. He was born October 26, 1969, in Nederland, to his loving parents, Mary Helen Pinell Hardy and Gene Joseph Hardy.

Brad was a United States Army veteran and owner operator of Eastex Lube Shop, Port Neches. In 1988, he graduated from Nederland High School and started his first career as a local pipefitter. At the end of 2000, he enlisted in the United States Army as a Blackhawk Crew Chief. While he was stationed in Korea, he met his wife of eighteen years, Nichole.

Brad’s love of the Nederland Bulldogs was well known around town and owning a business in Port Neches made for some very interesting conversations with those within the community. The rivalry is real. Brad would talk high school football to anybody willing to broach the subject with him. There was never a debate about the teams that he ever walked away from feeling as though he had lost.

Brad was a devoted KISS fan and made sure he brought his kids to at least one concert each so they could share his passion for the music. He loved baseball and football, especially the Houston Astros and the Houston Texans. Not the Cowboys, never the Cowboys.

Above all else, his greatest joy in life was his children. He was so proud of each of them and bragged about them as often as people would listen. Brad was truly a family man, raising his children the best way he knew how.

Survivors include his wife, Nichole Lopez-Hardy, of Nederland; children, Braye Hardy, of Dallas; Airforce Senior Airman Bryant Hardy, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Heidi Hardy; Leed Hardy, both of Nederland; stepdaughter, Hannah Lopez, of St. Robert, Missouri; parents, Gene and Mary Hardy, of Port Arthur; siblings, Penny Work and husband, Billy, of Lumberton; Dana Huff and husband, Rex; Tandi Waite and husband, Eddie; Mendy Romero and husband, Eddie, all of Nederland; and Gene Hardy and wife, Dianne, of Buna; and a large extended family of many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Eunice and Leed Hardy; and Annie and Eugene Pinell.

A gathering of Mr. Hardy’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his funeral service at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 1900 Magnolia Avenue, Port Neches. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Nederland Athletic Booster Club, 2102 18th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.

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Video

Gathering of Family and Friends
First Baptist Church - Port Neches
1900 Magnolia Avenue Port Neches, TX 77651
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
First Baptist Church Port Neches
1900 Magnolia Port Neches, TX 77651
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (27)

  • Shirley Thornton

    25 September 2020 at 02:49 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all.

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  • Preston Gamblin

    23 September 2020 at 14:59 | #

    There are no words that we could say that would express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Just know that we are here to help anyway that you need. We will definitely miss seeing Brad at all the sports events and watching him cheer Leed on. Just remember that God works everything out for good for those who love him.

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  • Chris Swanson

    23 September 2020 at 14:22 | #

    Words can’t express the empathy that I feel for the family of Brad Hardy. Brad was a kind man who I had the pleasure of getting to know through Leed and playing little league and select baseball games. He was always supportive of our teams and a very proud father. I am very grateful that I got to meet him. Rest easy my friend.

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  • Lisa Vara Savoie

    23 September 2020 at 13:55 | #

    My sincerest condolences to the family.
    Brad and I were classmates & he was always the funny one!
    Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

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  • Debbie and Redwood Steele

    22 September 2020 at 22:59 | #

    The world lost a good a good man, father , husband,and boss . You will always be in our dreams , and minds and heart and prayers. Thank you for all kindness and giving you gave our family . We will never forget you

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  • Sharron Chandler

    22 September 2020 at 14:59 | #

    Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the entire family. I pray your broken heart will be filled peace and healing.

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  • David Arceneaux

    21 September 2020 at 20:33 | #

    Words can’t describe how shocked I am. Brad you were always a Great Friend/Brother. I remember the trips to the beach and Astro World. You making me laugh on the Alter when I was serving as a Alterboy. I don’t think I ever saw you without you having a smile on your face. Man those were the best times. I Promise you that I will check up on your Family. Fly with the Angels my Brother, also tell my Momma Hello for me. Much Love too you Brother.

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  • John Michael Solis Jr

    21 September 2020 at 19:46 | #

    Brad was my childhood friend. His family lived next door to me from 1968- 1979. We built treehouses, played baseball year-round and listened to Kiss records. I have not seen him in years but you never forget your childhood friends. Brad was something special and I am sure he will be missed by many including me.

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  • Dayne Nelson

    21 September 2020 at 18:49 | #

    My sincerest condolences to the family. Brad and I were friends since elementary school and have kept in contact through the years. As a kid, I don't have many memories that don't involve he and his family. There are probably still legends floating around the halls of C.O. Wilson of the mischief we created in those days. I mourn his loss but will always treasure the memories.

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  • SYLVIA HUGHES

    21 September 2020 at 14:37 | #

    Prayers for the family.

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  • Scott Tomlin

    21 September 2020 at 14:36 | #

    Nichole and Family,
    My heart poors out to you all. Brad will be missed by some many and what wonderful neighbors I had for so many years. I do remember taking breaks from the Cowboys game and Brad coming out and giving me a hard time. Wonderful memories of those times. Love yall, Scott

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  • Tina Youngblood Maurich

    21 September 2020 at 13:29 | #

    Prayers for his family. Super nice guy. Really enjoy doing business at his location.

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  • Jennifer Hays

    21 September 2020 at 00:59 | #

    My heart breaks for you. May you find comfort and strength in God. My prayers are with you.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted Mathew 5:4

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  • Nancy Landry

    19 September 2020 at 17:04 | #

    If you come to CROPOS BARBER SHOP one time or a life time you will be a CROPO'S BARBER SHOP BOY forever and in my heart forever
    REST IN PEACE BRAD

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  • Christie Britten Cure

    19 September 2020 at 14:30 | #

    SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD COMFORT FAMILY AND FRIENDS THROUGH THIS TIME AND COMING DAYS

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  • Keith esmond

    19 September 2020 at 08:26 | #

    Prayers for the Hardy family.

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  • Lana McGrath

    19 September 2020 at 02:40 | #

    Prayers going out to you all right now!! Brad was a wonderful guy and will be missed! May God wrap his arms around you all!❤️

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  • heidi hardy

    18 September 2020 at 22:06 | #

    i will forever miss you dad. i love you so much. thank you for raising me these 17 years of life i have lived. i’ll continue to make you proud of me. i love you dad- your baby girl. “i was his angel and now he is mine”

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  • Bruce Parsons

    18 September 2020 at 19:48 | #

    My condolences to all who loved Brad. I knew him since grade school and usually ran into him a couple times a year at Bulldog football games since I moved away. He was still the same good old boy I grew up with.
    Rest In Peace old friend you will be missed.

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  • Margaret Olona Koncaba

    18 September 2020 at 17:20 | #

    My condolences to your family. Sending Prayers

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  • Gary Babin

    17 September 2020 at 23:46 | #

    Sorry to hear this, prayers for his family .

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  • Channon Swafford

    17 September 2020 at 13:16 | #

    I don't know you. But you will be miss

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  • Jeannie Fancher

    17 September 2020 at 13:07 | #

    May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make HIS face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up HIS countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
    My heart is full of sorrow. Prayers for everyone.

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  • Angel

    17 September 2020 at 12:47 | #

    My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

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  • JACK & SUE LEDOUX

    17 September 2020 at 11:11 | #

    Gene and family, God is always faithful to give his love strength and peace in hard times like this when we ask.
    Lord God we humbley ask for your presence to be with the Hardy family as they suffer the loss of Brad. Help each one of the family build a stronger relationship with you in this time. We thank you Lord and give you praise and glory through it all in Jesus name, amen.

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  • Glenda Barnett

    17 September 2020 at 05:04 | #

    Nichole and Family,
    We are so sorry for your tremendous loss. You and your family will remain in our prayers for the weeks and months ahead. Praying for peace for you and the kids.

    Glenda Barnett, Rick Barnett, Steve Barnett and Brenda Cole

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  • Shelba Harris Laird

    16 September 2020 at 22:09 | #

    Mendy, Brads sister was my best friend in high school (still is) and I just remember calling Brad , Our Baby Brad cuz he was so much younger then us. He was the best looking kid and as he grew up and had children of his own I would see him and he always hugged me and asked about my family. Heaven gained a sweet angel and I know he will be watching over his family and waiting to see you again one day! My heart hurts for you all. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time. Love, Shelba

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