First Posted: 1/27/2006


WILLIE B. BRADLEY, 90, died at 6:12 p.m. Jan. 25, 2006, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

He was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Martin, Ky., to Harris and Rhoda Flannery Bradley, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 25, 1935, he married Donna Salsbury, who died Feb. 8, 2005.

Mr. Bradley was a lifelong farmer and was owner of Bradley & Sons Inc. He was a member of Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger, where he had served as a deacon. He was loved by all who knew him.

Survivors include two sons, Lonnie (Carole) Bradley of Lima and Gary (Carol) Bradley of Bluffton; four daughters, Mary Ann (Donald) Spencer of Cridersville, Violet (Gary) Bricker of Bluffton, Bonnie (Tom) Winegardner of Wapakoneta and Beverley (Danny) Neeley of Waynesfield; a daughter-in-law, Karen (Larry) Long of Cridersville; a brother, Edward (Juanita) Bradley of Lansing, Mich.; four sisters, Margaret Wierick and Delores (Willard) Ballard, both of Adrian, Mich., Orba Jean Vargo of Arizona and Lauda Bea (Roger) Stevens of Pierston, Ind.; and 16 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bradley; a brother, Adam Bradley; and three sisters, Eva Prater, Bertha Allen and Ada Allen.

Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger. The Revs. Dan Holbrook, Donald Holbrook and James Holbrook will officiate. Burial will be in Cairo East Cemetery, Cairo.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Bluffton, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God or Mennonite Memorial Home.

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