Richard Bradley

September 22, 1937 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 84)


Richard Nels Bradley, 84, of Norwood, passed away Friday morning, March 11, 2022 at his home.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Mr. Bradley was born September 22, 1937 in Fenwick, MI to the late Floyd and Vivian Petersen Bradley.  He was a 1957 graduate of Howard City High School and a retiree of Wolverine Worldwide after 35 years service.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Norwood.  

While living in Howard City, MI, Richard was very active in youth sports.  He was instrumental in starting the baseball and football programs for the young boys of Howard City.  He also served many years on the Tri County High School school board.  Richard  loved being outdoors,  playing golf, hunting, fishing and farming.  His family refered to him as a “jack of all trades”. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Kaye, Gloria, Beulah and brothers, Robert and David.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Patricia Bradley; sons, Stephen Bradley(Brenda) of Norwood, Brian Bradley(Wendy) of Baldwin, MI and  daughter, Jill Bradley Smith(Ed) of St. Ignace, MI; grandchildren, Ashlee Morgan(Ian), Kendra Hill(BJ), Bradley Smith(Priya Sharma), Nicole Gunther,  Amri Kelley(Jake); great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Cara Gunther, Liam and Brinley Kelley and Tate Hill; sisters, Shirley Braun(Don) and Linda Johnson(Judson).

Memorials may be made to:  Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001.


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