Obituary for Norman Bradley "Big" Follis
Norman Bradley “Big” Follis, 57 of Andrews passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 in Andrews.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 3:00 PM, Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Cross Bar Cowboy Church, 185 SE 1000, in Andrews with Rev. Bill Butts and Terry Braly officiating. Visitation will be held at McNett Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 AM – 9 PM and Friday from 8 AM – 12 PM. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 – 8 PM at McNett Funeral Home. Cremation is under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home. Please celebrate his life by visiting www.mcnettfuneralhome.com.
Brad was born on April 2, 1960 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Billy Joe Follis and Anna Gale Scott Follis. He was raised in San Angelo and graduated from San Angelo Lake View High School in 1978. He had been recently inducted into the Lake View High School Football Hall of Fame. He worked for Amoco, which later became Apache Corporation, as a pumper, in Odessa, Christoval and Midland for many years and within that time he had been promoted to Production Foreman, then Safety Manager. He started working in Andrews in 2005 again as a Production Foreman and later moved to Andrews in 2007. He married Priscilla Ann Lopez on November 19, 2011 in Andrews. He had worked as the Safety Manager for Scott’s Fishing & Rental Tools in Andrews since 2007. He had a passion for cooking, especially for his family, co-workers and many friends. He enjoyed writing in his journal, working on Texas Crossword, and was very intelligent. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed teaching everything he knew to his children, grandchildren, and friends, so they could experience his love of the outdoors. He was a member of the Kermit Bass Club. He had worked endless hours with Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project where he loved taking them out hunting and fishing. He loved sitting on the back porch, watching the sunsets and having a smoke or sitting in a deer blind. He had been a member of the Lake View Baptist Church in San Angelo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Norman and Aryless Follis and Barney and Sallie C. Scott and by his granddaughter, Braylyn Rose Shelton.
Brad is survived by his wife, Priscilla Ann Follis of Andrews; his parents, Bill and Ann Follis of San Angelo; sister, Denise Follis Fairchild and husband David of San Angelo, brother, James S. Follis and wife Trika of Whitesboro, two daughters, Amanda Follis Mignard and husband, Derrick, of Portales, NM and Tanna Follis Shelton and husband, James, of Humble; two sons, Bradley Lynn Follis and wife, Kaci, of Bronte and River C. Rider of Andrews, niece Megan McDonald Smith and husband, Mike of Canyon Lake, nephews, Chase R. Follis and wife Kim of Amarillo, Brody S. Follis of Dickinson, Tyler J. Follis of Weatherford, OK. Tommie Fairchild of San Angelo along with eight grandchildren; Kacelyn, Kolson and Karter Follis, Braydon, Connor, Easton and Fischer Mignard and Jay Shelton.
Memorials may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.