May 21, 2024

Bradley Joe Horse (1957-2024)

Posted May 21, 2024 5:17 PM
Brad Horse
Brad Horse

Bradley Joe Horse of Cozad passed away Monday, May 20, 2024 at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 67. Brad was born May 2, 1957 in Chadron, Nebraska to Robert E. and Mardra (Williams) Horse. He graduated from Chadron High School with the class of 1975.

Brad had a love for music and during his high school days he became a part of the “Crazy Louie Band.” They traveled many places to play over the next ten years but he met the love of his life, Joy Pyle, while playing at a gig in Cozad, NE. They married on March 20, 1987 at Willow Island. The couple made their home in Cozad where they raised their children and lived their entire married life.

He loved his family immensely and attended anything his children and grandchildren were involved in. After some time the band would reunite for reunions in Chadron and he was inducted into the Nebraska Music Hall of Fame in 2015. He made a career working at Nebraska Plastics in Cozad until his retirement and helped several area farmers during harvest. Brad was a friend to anyone he met. He could brighten your day and make you smile with his jokes and laughter. He will be dearly missed by many.

Brad was preceded in death by his wife, Joy; father, Robert E. Horse; brothers, Robert M. and Tommy Lee; nephews, Michael Horse, Jared Corlett and Jesse Corlett. He is survived by his son, Zach (Erin) Horse and grandsons, Liam, Reid and Coye; daughter, Brittany Horse; mother, Mardra Horse; sister Virginia (Dennis) Salisbury; niece, Sydney Horse and nephew, Crae Horse. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family for designation at a later date. Cremation was chosen and a graveside service will be held Friday, May 31, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Cozad Cemetery.