In memory of
Boyd Barnes Bradfield
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In memory of
Boyd Barnes Bradfield
December 16, 1934 - April 9, 2017 Boyd Barnes Bradfield was born in Shreveport, Louisiana December 16, 1934, to Louise and Jack Bradfield. Jack worked for the pipeline and Louise with Boyd and his brother/best friend Bobby moved every 6 months. Finally the family settled in San Antonio where his Bradfield aunts and uncles lived. Boyd played golf and won many local tournaments under the name Boyd Barnes. His father, Jack opened a vending machine business and took Boyd, 14 and Bobby 16 out of school to work driving the trucks and collecting coins from the machines. Boyd went to night-school but could not graduate without electives so went to Brackenridge High School taking choir, golf and bookkeeping. He met Joyce Brown, high school cheerleader and they married April 16, 1954. Boyd was a West Bend Cookware salesman and sold encyclopedias door to door. He constructed, from recycled materials, a lake house at Granite Shoals (LBJ Lake) with family and friends. He began as a store manager with Stop N Go quickly moving up to division manager, scouting new store locations. This was the beginning of his love for real estate. His final promotion to Vice President of the corporation moved him to Houston. He drove every Monday returning on Friday. He said he voted in Schulenberg, as it was half way between. The Rockport coast house was his next purchase where he could enjoy his passions fishing, boating and mowing the grass. He "retired" from National Convenience Stores at the age of 45 after nine years of commuting. It was then that Susan Halmark & Joyce started their real estate business and Boyd became a full time developer. He played golf at Canyon Creek Country Club and served as President. Boyd served on the board of San Pedro Bank for Tom Benson and for a time was one of the owners of the New Orleans Saints. Boyd met Dan Parman who had a dream of purchasing the 4,300 acre ranches north of Loop 1604 in the early 1980's. Boyd reached out to his long-time friends Paul Markey and Bernard Lifshutz. These four visionaries formed a partnership. The rest, as they say, is history. Stone Oak was truly Boyd's proudest project, one of the largest privately financed communities in the country. He served as Managing Partner and President of Stone Oak, Inc. Currently, Stone Oak has over 20,000 single-family homes, apartments, schools, churches, The Parman library, restaurants and retail. Along with Turner, the partners created the 36-hole Sonterra Country Club incorporating the existing Canyon Creek Golf Course. Boyd, as Bradfield Properties CEO and Co-owner with Joyce, helped craft the company into a Central Texas industry leader. Each and every member of the company was beloved by him and his famous quote "all our assets wear shoes" was heard by all. He was funny, creative, brilliant, generous and considerate. Boyd is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Kristy Bradfield Petlin (Alan Petlin), Jay Bradfield (Suzi Dull), He adored his granddaughters, Kelly, Michelle, Kayla (Brandon Girgus), Ali and missed his grandson, Jordan Daily; great-grandchildren Peyton, Wesley and Lennon brought him joy when they visited; Boyd's brother, Robert Bradfield, wife Bernie; and their children Ben, (Sherry Slattery), Gabby, Gretchen (Dalton Maddox) their children, Morgan, MaCall, Mason and William. In lieu of flowers donations to Grace Place Alzheimer's Activity Center 4306 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, Texas on-line donations at . A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 17th at 3:00 pm at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be offered at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa. com
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