Bradon Edward Craigen

March 11, 1998 - August 10, 2019

Bradon Craigen

United States Army Specialist, Bradon Edward Craigen, 21, of Fannett, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019. He was born on March 11, 1998, to Sarah Makin Craigen and Chad Craigen.

Bradon grew up in Fannett and was a 2016 graduate of Hamshire-Fannett High School. Immediately after graduation, he joined the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana, as a Military Police Officer. Bradon was a dedicated soldier and was honored to have had the opportunity to serve alongside so many great men and women whom became his brothers and sisters in arms.

Bradon was a loving and giving son, husband, father, and friend. He never met a stranger and always had a smile that would brighten up a room. He enjoyed off-roading, a wide genre of music, talking about what his next plans were for his truck, or just hanging out. He was a true friend to many and was always there to lend a helping hand and just listen. His contagious laugh will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Kaitlan Keenon Craigen; son, Marshal Lee Craigen; parents, Sarah and Chad Craigen; and sisters, Brittlyn and Baileigh Craigen, all of Fannett; grandparents, Diana and Edward Lee Craigen Jr.; Clinton Daigle; and Chris Makin; great-grandparents, Nelda and A.G. Loftin; and numerous relatives and friends.

Bradon is preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia “Ginny” Daigle; and grandfather, A.S. “Sonny” Makin.

A gathering of Bradon’s family and friends will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019, with his funeral service to follow, at 1:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His interment will follow, at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.

Please join the Craigen family at the First Baptist Church, 25304 Highway 124, Hamshire, for food and fellowship upon your return from the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mission 22, 17040 Pilkington Road, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Saturday, August 17, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Saturday, August 17, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (21)

  • Lainee Trahan

    01 February 2020 at 05:16 | #

    You will always be my favorite first friend. No one else I could imagine eating pizza with, have given me my first dip, or pull me out of a ditch when I got my truck stuck while skipping school. I could go on and on but I'll wait until I see you again. I miss you buddy. It's a forever party.


  • Kenny and Frances Price

    17 August 2019 at 14:56 | #

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Bradon’s family. Each time he was in our home he was always friendly and polite and we were very pleased that he was Austin’s friend. We know you were very proud of your son. Like so many others, our thoughts and prayers are with you not only today but also in the days ahead.


  • Phillip Raney

    17 August 2019 at 11:31 | #

    Condolences to all his family. A truly amazing Soldier I had a chance to served with to. To hear his stories he had made me laugh, what improvement he wanted to make to his truck was amazing to me and just his drive in doing thing positive with family and friends made me happy to see ..... you will be truly miss my brother.


  • Maxine & Randy Zeringue

    16 August 2019 at 17:36 | #

    Our deepest sympathy to Sarah, Chad and the Craigen family. Will always remember watching Braden grow and mature! May perpetual light shine upon his memory!
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you!!
    Maxine & Randy Zeringue Families


  • Trevor Stratton

    16 August 2019 at 02:16 | #

    God Bless you dude. Rest easy up there......


  • Michelle Hoops

    15 August 2019 at 13:47 | #

    Chad, Sarah, Baileigh, Brittlyn, Kaitlin & Marshal,
    I'm so sorry for your loss and pain. I will always remember Bradon as a very sweet young man. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs,
    Michelle Hoops


  • Martha Aucoin

    14 August 2019 at 20:19 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.


  • Brandy & Tony McMilian

    14 August 2019 at 17:04 | #

    We are so sorry for your loss., We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Many prayers to you all for peace and comfort.. Lots of love.


  • Kimberly Glenn

    14 August 2019 at 15:48 | #

    Chad and Sarah I am so sorry about y'all son. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love y'all


  • Roy & Heather Hargraves

    14 August 2019 at 15:09 | #

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Buddy & Jeannette Duplantis

    14 August 2019 at 13:05 | #

    Chad, Sarah and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find some comfort and peace during this trying time.


  • Carmen N Guzman

    14 August 2019 at 11:07 | #

    I will always remember you by having a smile every time I would see you in class, lunch, and hallways. I also remember that you would get in trouble and still smiling. You would make fun of me because of my ascent. You would imitate my voice. I could say a lot. I just wish I would’ve been there for you like you did in High School. I promise you will be missed but never forgotten. Love you Bradon.


  • Fred, Della, Lynde Freeze

    14 August 2019 at 02:39 | #

    Our family are praying for yours. This really does break our hearts. Losing a child is the hardest thing in the world.. He will be missed by many for years to come.. Love you all!


  • Leslie Askeland

    14 August 2019 at 02:15 | #

    Hi cousin, when I first met Brandon was at my mom's memorial and he was a very nice young man. I'm sorry for your loss. I want be able to make it, but all of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this day from Colorado. Love you all.


  • Matlin Starnes

    14 August 2019 at 01:42 | #

    Bradon was the greatest guy friend I could ever ask for. Always smiling & goofing around & always so kind to me. I will miss him so much.


  • Mr and Mrs Steve R Monk and Family

    14 August 2019 at 01:20 | #

    So sorry for your loss, prayers going to you and your family!


  • Steven & Shelli Frisby

    13 August 2019 at 23:37 | #

    Sarah & Chad and family if y’all need anything pls let us know we love you all so sorry for your loss. You all are in our hearts and prayers. Love y’all


  • Conner Wright

    13 August 2019 at 22:51 | #

    Bradon was a stand up guy and a friend to everyone, he will be dearly missed.


  • Brianna Kirkland

    13 August 2019 at 22:38 | #

    I would give anything to see Bradon’s big, contagious smile. Bradon & I’s memories go all the way back to daycare. One of Bradon’s favorite stories to tell of our friendship was one day we were on the bus ride home and he had cologne & I kept smelling it and got a little ditsy off of it and then the bus driver slammed on their breaks. Me being as small as I am & not prepared for the stop slipped off the bus seat and onto the floor under the seat in front of me. Bradon & I laughed until their were tears rolling down our face. Ever since that day anytime we saw each other he brought up that story. Bradon was such a genuine guy and I always knew no matter where life took us he would also be a call away and would drop anything if I needed him to. I’m so incredibly thankful I got to grow up with a guy like him & this world will never be the same without him.


  • Gavan Callarman

    13 August 2019 at 22:38 | #

    MATHEW 5.9


  • Chandler Rodriguez

    13 August 2019 at 22:30 | #

    Class of 2016 misses you brother


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