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Bradley Dean Whittington

Obituary for Bradley Dean Whittington

April 29, 1959 - October 12, 2017
Austin, Texas | Age 58

Loving Husband, Father, and Friend

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Bradley Dean Whittington, age 58, of Austin, Texas, passed away on October 12, 2017 at his home.

Brad was born on April 29, 1959 in El Paso, Texas, where he attended Eastwood, Coronado, and Gadsden high schools. After building a countless number of tumbleweed forts as a child, Brad began his professional career as the owner of B&B Landscaping, which grew to be one of the largest in the state of Texas. At about the same time, Brad bought-out his brother-cousins in Lee's Bees, a thriving honey company. Brad then began his real estate career with Henry S. Miller Company, followed by Rogers & Belding Commercial Brokers. Thereafter, Brad embarked on his own with Madras, Inc., d/b/a Commercial Real Estate Services before moving to Austin in 2000, where he continued his prolific and astounding real estate development business. Brad was a principal in the purchase and entitlement of 14 developments, including over 12,000 residential lots and 500 acres of commercial property in central Texas valued at over $250 million. As part of the entitlement process, Brad created more than 12 separate municipal utility districts in order to provide water, wastewater and similar services to these communities. In addition to entitling and platting these lots, over 3,000 lots were developed and sold to regional and national homebuilders. For his hard work, Brad was acknowledged as one of the most successful residential developers in Central Texas by winning the Austin Business Journal's Austin/San Antonio "Economic Impact Award". Since 2014 with The Whittington Group, Brad has sourced, entitled and sold 10 communities consisting of 1,628 lots to homebuilders. In 2016, Brad's son, Braden, moved to Austin with his family to join Brad in business, fulfilling a lifelong dream of working side by side.

A gentle man of faith, Brad was also an avid golfer and seasoned snow skier. He was an honorable man whose love for his work was surpassed only by his love for his close-knit family and many, many friends. Brad can be remembered bouncing his babies on his knees as they rode his legendary "stagecoach", waking them before sunrise to go snow skiing, and offering his sage wisdom and unending advice during his famous fire-side chats. Brad also loved listening to classic rock while driving to survey the Texas hill country. He will always be known to his beloved grandchildren as "Poppy".

Brad is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of over 34 years, Londa Maddox Whittington and their three children, Lauren Ross and her husband, Paul, Braden Whittington and his wife, Megan, and his son Creston Whittington. Brad is also survived by his parents, Don and Claudia Whittington; his two precious granddaughters, Charlotte Ross and Eleonore Whittington; his brother Wes Whittington; his sister Denise Pufal; and his brother Barrett Whittington and his wife, Stacey; his nieces and nephews, Brittany Jones and her husband, Jason, Alexa Whittington, Wyatt Whittington, Stafford Whittington and his wife, Shannon, Jaxon Whittington, Amber Pufal, Colton Pufal, and Sarah Heckart; his brother-in-law, Arlin H. Maddox and his wife, Judith; his brother-in-law, Brian Maddox; his sister-in-law, Laura Heckart; his mother-in-law, Carolyn Maddox and Jerry Caldwell; his Uncle Mike Ward and his wife, Jeanne, his Aunt Judy Ward, and his brother-cousins, Jesse L. Whittenton and his wife, Suzy; and Lee Whittenton. Brad is predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Anne Ward, his father-in-law, Arlin M. Maddox, his Uncle, Robert Ward, and his sister-cousin, Theresa Ann Whittenton.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bill Benton, Brad Bouma, Joe Brown, Harrel Davis, Jack Fickessen, Grant Gist, Duane McGlauflin, George Murfee, and Cameron Stevens.

There are many other family members and friends that made an impact on Bradley's life. They are certainly remembered, honored, and not forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bradley in a Celebration of Life service to be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:30PM in the Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Austin Child Guidance Center, dedicated to improving the mental health of children and their families, or St Jude Children's Hospital.

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