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Richard Lee Bradley, 78, of Monroe, Ga., passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009, while bear-hunting in a remote area of Alaska.
He was born March 17, 1931, in Madison, and was a son of the late Bruce and Chessie Bradley. Brothers, Kenneth and Glenn Bradley, preceded him in death.
A beloved husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dolores June Billups Bradley. He is also survived by children, Kathryn Bradley Brown and husband, Ron, of St. Albans, W.Va., Richard L. Bradley II and wife, Sandy, of Diboll, Texas, Jeffrey W. Bradley of Carlton, Ga., and Julie Bradley Bridges and husband, Ronnie, of Athens, Ga.; grandchildren, Bradley Willis, Ambryan White, Tyler and Meredith Willis, Scott, Stephen, Sandra Kaye, Jennifer and Cassidy Bradley and Brandon McCollum; and six great-grandchildren.
He attended Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W.Va., and West Virginia State College in Institute, W.Va., and worked for Union Carbide for 29 years, the last eight years as production manager. After retiring from Union Carbide in Tucker, Ga., Mr. Bradley worked as a consultant for Union Carbide on a special project in Shu Zhou and Beijing, China. In his retirement years, he raised cattle on his rural farm and greatly enjoyed family, friends, hunting, fishing and the great outdoors.
The family received friends on May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe.
Funeral services were held May 31 at Center Hill Baptist Church, Gratis, Ga. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Center Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2940 Gratis Road, Monroe, GA 30656, or the American Heart Association, 1720 Epps Bridge Parkway, Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30606.
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 823 E. Spring St., Monroe, GA 30655, (770) 267-2594, is in charge of arrangements.
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