He loved God and was a faithful Christian for 60 years. He was also a member of North Cleveland Church of God.
He loved his family, the Nebraska ’Huskers, golf, traveling and visiting with relatives and friends.
He was employed with Uniform Rental Service for 32 years, American Linens for three years, Pathway Press for three years and Bradbury Catering for seven years. Richard had so many dear and special friends who he cherished.
He was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Bradbury. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Bradbury.
He is survived by his spouse, Pat Bradbury of Cleveland; children: Linn Mathis and husband, Mark, of Atlanta, Ga. and Kelley Burnett and husband, David, of Chattanooga; grandchildren: Alicia Clark, Lauren Pittman and husband, Matthew, Brittany Clark, Lindsey Roberson and husband, Ryan, Andrew Clark and Dustin Clark and wife, Starr; great-grandchildren: Destiny Marie Clark and baby Roberson due November 2012; siblings: Gerald Bradbury and wife, Anne, of Longview, Wash., Dennis Bradbury and wife, Peggie, of Knoxville, and Nicholas Bradbury and wife, Waneva, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the North Cleveland Church of God Dixon Chapel with the Revs. Rick Bradbury, Gerald Holloway, Jerry McNabb and Mitch Maloney officiating.
A private interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Larry Fister, Greg Prytheric, Paul Bradbury, Micah Bradbury, Jack Williams and Jim Crane serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Pittman, Ryan Roberson and Mark Mathis.
The family will receive friends immediately following the Celebration of Life service in the Family Life Center. Refreshments will be served.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Bradbury family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.