Family barbecue business loses son
If you've become a fan of Big Mike's BBQ on Mason Road over the past seven years, then you probably already know there has been a death in the barbecue family.
Nicolas Wade Dlouhy, 23, chef at his father Big Mike's mobile stand, will be remembered at funeral services at 3:30 Tuesday at CrossPoint Community Church. Nicolas died in his sleep January 7, says his uncle Cary Dlouhy.
It was totally unexpected. My brother is having a hard time," says Dlouhy.
Nic" was well-known in the area and was very involved in his father's business. We come from a family of barbecuers," the uncle said. Mike's is tip-top."
The stand, which features smoked beef, chicken and sausage, is open on the weekends and was at the corner of Cimarron Parkway and Mason for some time. Hand-lettered signs at the corner let customers know of the family's loss. More recently, Mike and Carol Dlouhy moved the operation a few blocks farther south on Mason.
Nicolas played and loved a variety of sports. He was an organ donor, his uncle says.
A master plumber, Big Mike Dlouhy was laid off from his job last year and has been concentrating on the barbecue business. The family is requesting prayers and help with funeral expenses. Call 281-850-5250.
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