Brad was born in Bakersfield California to Homer Mary (Hayden) Cates and resided in Kern County all of his life.
He loved family, friends and music. Brad was a car enthusiest and worked and a mechanic for over three decades.
His surviving family includes Laura - his loving wife. Children; Codie, Johathan and Brooke as well as eight grandchildren.
A Celebration of Brad's life will be scheduled at a future date.