Robert L. Bradley, age 72, died of complications from lymphoma bone cancer, July 5, 1998.
Born February 12, 1926 in Park City, Utah to Henry F. and Lydia Marie Addy Bradley. Married Gene Eleanor Metcalf in the Salt Lake Temple March 26, 1948. His family held a celebration for their 50th Anniversary in March of this year.He attended schools in Park City and Granite High School in Salt Lake City. He served in the Army during World War II, in the Philippines andNew Guinea and was one of the first troops to enter Japan after the Atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima. He also served in the Utah National Guard, was called to active duty during the Korean War, served a year in Oklahoma, and also served in Texas during the Cuban Crisis. He retired as a Warrant Officer. He worked at Hill Air Force Base for 34 years, retiring in December 1983. After retirement, he worke for Clearfield Conveyers and Orbit Sprinkler Company. He has been a Ham Radio Operator for over 50 years. He talked to people all over the world and had many friends that were Ham Operators. He has been active in the LDS Church, served seven years as a Stake Missionary, 15 years as Ward Clerk in the Clearfield 3rd Ward. Moved to Centerville six years ago where he was High Priest Secretary in the Chase Lane Ward. He touched many lives with his poems, thoughts and life experiences and shared them with all the people he loved.
Survived by his wife, Gene; sister, Lydia Bradley Staker (Howard), Sandy; brother, William Bradley (Joy), Murray; 10 children and spouses, Michael Bradley, Riverdale; Randy and Cheryl Bradley, Clinton; Melanie and Brent Beardall, Midvale; Bruce and Cathy Bradley, Roy; Gary and Iris Bradley, Woods Cross; Richard Bradley, Woods Cross; Brian and Crys Bradley, Bountiful; Jolene Bradley, Centerville; Wendy and Rob Brimhall, Bountiful; and Jamie Bradley, Centerville; 31 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Marie Bradley, brothers, Henry and Joseph Bradley, and infant granddaughter.
Special thanks to Wade Johns, the South Davis Community Hospice and the University of Utah Oncology Clinic.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 9, 1998 at 1 p.m. in the Centerville Chase Lane Ward, 1461 No. Main. Friends may call Wednesday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 No. 400 E., and at the Church Thursday, 11:45-12:45 prior to services. Interment Centerville City Cemetery.
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