Mark Stevens Braus, 64, lifetime resident of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 16, 2019, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

 

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating the service will be his brother, James E. Braus.

 

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on December 10, 1954, he was the son of Lercy Joseph Braus and Marie Jean (Robinson) Braus. Mark retired as an Operator from Motiva after 33 years with the company and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He graduated from Bridge City High School in 1973 where he was very involved in the band and could play a wide variety of instruments. He loved to cook for his family and friends and even worked as a Chef for McDermott Drilling, in Morgan City, Louisiana as soon as he graduated from high school. Mark loved to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping, and liked riding his lawnmower cutting his and everyone else in the neighborhoods grass. He was an avid gun collector. Mark had many friends and was the kind of man who would help anyone with anything. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lercy and Jean Braus; and his brother, Bill Braus.

 

Mark is survived by his children, Jeff Braus and wife Amanda, Brad Braus and wife Sara, and Laci Becker and husband Brad; grandchildren, Avery Hatton, Marshall Braus, Lane Braus, Riley Picklesimer, Bree Becker, and Brody Becker; brother, James E. Braus and wife Sissy; ex-wife and mother of his children, Leslie Fabriguze; along with many nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends. “Did I tell you I love you today?”