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William Ralph Bradley

March 28, 1926 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 93)


William Ralph “Red” Bradley, 93, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born in Butler County on March 28, 1926 to the late Nathan and Ethel Adams Bradley. Ralph was retired from G.E. where he worked as a toolmaker for 42 years, and served in the Unites States Army during WWII with the 1st infantry division. Ralph was a member of St John United Methodist Church and was active at the Owensboro Heath Park from the time they opened and went regularly.

Along with his parents, Ralph is preceded in death by his infant son, Gregory Wayne Bradley; his brothers, James Oakley Bradley, Aaron Maurice Bradley, Bobby Dean Bradley, Charles Edward Bradley, and his sister, Eva Nell Barrentine.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Charlotte Jane Bradley; his children, Helen Ruth Bradley, of Bowling Green, and Duncan Ralph Bradley of Owensboro; and his brother, Barry Bradley of Maceo.

Services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Amy Call officiating. Burial to follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday, and again from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathens Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Funeral Service
January 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home
519 Locust St
Owensboro, KY 42301

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