Olie Chadwick “Chad” Grauke
October 18, 1955 – April 16, 2018
Olie Chadwick “Chad” Grauke, 62, of Bryan, passed peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2018 with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:00am at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremations Centers in Bryan, with Dawn Lee Wakefield as celebrant.
Chad was born on October 18, 1955 in Pasadena to Olie Chalmus and Sue Nell (Taylor) Grauke. He graduated cum laude from Texas A&M in 1979 and practiced architecture for over 37 years. Chad was a distinguished member of the design community and among other things, had been the president of AIA Brazos and owned Transition Design. His design handprint can be seen throughout the community in a variety of projects, some of which include the Moore/Connally building, The Path of Presidents, Northgate Center and public parking garage, Baptist Student Center, and Franklin Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid soccer player, talented artist, and enjoyed dancing and listening to blues and rock and roll.
Chad is preceded in death by his parents, Olie and Sue.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Debbie James; three children Leda Evelyn Owens of Rockwall, Nathan James Grauke and Jacob Travis Grauke, both of Bryan; four granddaughters Mikyla Grace Owens, Henley Madison Owens, Haven James Owens, and Avery Reagan Inez McRae; three brothers, John Grauke, Edwin Grauke, and LJ Grauke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.
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