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Raymond C. Bradley

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June 16, 1938 – Feb. 9, 2015

CROSBY — Services for Raymond C. Bradley, 76, of Crosby, who died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Field Memorial Hospital in Centreville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crosby Baptist Church with the Rev. Bart Houston of Crosby Baptist Church and the Rev. Brad DeLaughter of Satsuma Baptist Church officiating.02:11 RaymondCBradley obitpic

Burial will follow at the Roseland Cemetery in Gloster under the direction of Brown Funeral Home in Gloster.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday, both at the church.

Mr. Bradley was born June 16, 1938, in Crosby, the son of Ruben Clyde Bradley and May Day Bradley.

He cherished the last 41 years of his life as a Crosby resident.

Mr. Bradley was a U.S. Navy veteran who proudly served his country for two tours in Vietnam. As a civilian, he worked as a carpenter, an electrician, a millwright and lastly as a supervisor at Georgia Pacific in Gloster and Centreville. He was active in his community as an alderman on the Crosby Town Council and a manager of the Crosby airport. He was a dedicated member and deacon of Crosby Baptist Church where he was known as a Bible scholar and a big supporter of all youth. Additionally, Mr. Raymond was an enthusiastic member of the local Gideon ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carol Jane Bradley Ferguson and husband, Henry, and Andrea May Bradley Kline and husband, Nicky; three brothers, Edward Bradley, Gerald Bradley and David Bradley and his son, John Steven; and one grandson, Randy Wade DeLaughter.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 55 years, Donna Jean Bradley; one brother, Jimmy Bradley and wife, Anita, and their family; five favorite daughters, Berry Lou Durham of Chattanooga, Tenn., Kathleen Hargrove and husband, Bill, of Crosby, Sharron Kay Pickett and husband, Phillip, of Smithdale, Raye Lynn DeLaughter of Woodville and Mary L. Bradley of Crosby; two sons, Robert Clyde Bradley and wife, Ashley, of St. Francisville, La., and David Paul Bradley and wife, Bonnie, of Smithdale; an adopted daughter/sister-in-law, Ruth Randall Monahan of Chattanooga; and the proud “Grandpa/Pawpaw” of 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren who he loved beyond measure.

Pallbearers will be Woody Day, Drew Day, Jeremy Pickett, Blake Covington, John Michael Greene and Jamey Bradley.

Honorary pallbearers will be Laverne Jackson, Ray Wilkinson, Hansel Bass, Paul Khuns and Sam Marchiver.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gideon Ministries or Crosby Baptist Church.