Al Bradley, 82, of Stanfield, NC, died Monday, September 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 3, 1931 in Guilford, NY.
Mr. Bradley was a U.S. Air Force, Korean War veteran. He retired from the trucking industry, where he worked with Johnson Motor Lines, New Dixie Trucking and Guignard Freight Lines. Mr. Bradley was a member of Phalanx Masonic Lodge #31 and Oasis Shrine Temple, and was an Oasis Greeter and President of SASA in 2011. He was also a member of Moose Lodge #1113, the Legion of Moose, Honorary Lifetime Member of Kazim Shrine Temple in Roanoke, VA, the Mecklenburg Shrine Club and the American Legion.
Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, Dudley and Nellie Wilcox, a son, Alan Lee Bradley and a sister, Dottie Wales.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Anne; sons, Keith Bradley, Mark Bradley and Lori Pesce, and Brian Bradley; daughter, Dawn Gryder; brother, Roger Wilcox and wife, Mary, of Haines City, FL; sister, Mae Palmer of Earlville, NY; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 27, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204, www.donatehospice.org
, Shriners Hospital, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.
The family offers their most sincere appreciation to Dr. Gary Frenette, Terri, Julie and staff for their loving care of Al for the past two years. The family would also like to thank all of the dedicated and compassionate doctors and nurses at Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region for their efforts, guidance, and support.
Condolences may be offered at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.