William “Bill” Edwin Bradley, 95, saw his Savior face to face on February 14, 2022. Bill was born June 26, 1926 to Ray and Mary Thelma Bradley. He was the older brother of Don and Bob (both deceased) and Dave (Trix), proud father of sons Ed (Maryann, deceased), Steve (Donna), and Cliff (Terri), former husband of Joann the mother of his children (also deceased), and husband of 34 years to Nancy Smith Bradley . Grandfather to Linda (Rick), Willie (Jennifer), Amy, Ross (Jenny), Eric John (Kelley), Branden and Blake Hardwick; great grandfather to Miranda, Marrisa, Tyler, Ethyn, Max, Eden, and Annabelle; great great grandfather to Michael, Payton, Hunter, Aalynn, Anden, and Wyatt; beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, and beloved friend to many.
Bill was a Navy veteran spending two years on a destroyer during World War II, a brick mason and contractor, an athlete on the bowling alley until n90 years of age, a lover of God and his Word and a believer in Jesus Christ, at age 55 graduated from the White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies in West Monroe, Louisiana, began an inner-city ministry at Park Avenue Church of Christ, assisted with the jail prison ministry at Westlake Church of Christ, he coached and organized youth football for underprivileged children, was the author of three books and many letters of encouragement, an outdoorsman, a deer hunter, a camper who visited national and state parks, a leather craftsman who enjoyed making and giving gifts, and a man with a great sense of humor and fun. How we will miss him!!!