He was a faithful Christian for 60 years and a member of North Cleveland Church of God. He loved God, his family, Nebraska Huskers, golf, traveling and visiting with relatives and friends.
He was employed with Uniform Rental Service for 32 years, American Linen for three years, Pathway Press for three years and Bradbury Catering for seven years. He had so many dear and special friends 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 devoted and loving wife, Pat Bradbury of Cleveland; children: Linn Mathis and her husband, Mark, of Atlanta, and Kelley Burnett and her husband, David, of Chattanooga; grandchildren: Alicia Clark, Lauren Pittman and her husband, Matthew, Brittany Clark, Lindsey Roberson and her husband, Ryan, Andrew Clark and Dustin Clark and his wife, Starr; great-grandchildren: Destiny Marie Clark and baby Roberson, due in November 2012; brothers: Gerald Bradbury and his wife, Anne, of Longview, Wash., Dennis Bradbury and his wife, Peggie, of Knoxville and Nicholas Bradbury and his wife, Waneva, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:30 p.m., today, 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 internment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Larry Fister, Greg Prytherch, 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.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the International Mesothelioma Foundation, 15 Francis St., PBB-259, Boston MA 02215, in memory of Richard Bradbury.
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 the arrangements.