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Gary Alan Bradford

Gary Alan Bradford
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Gary Alan Bradford

Date of Death: June 15, 2016

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Interment will be held in Poe Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Gary Alan Bradford, age 56, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born on Feb. 29th, 1960 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of the late George Bradford and Mrs. Juanita (Davis) Ely.

Gary was a commercial truck driver for the Simpson's Enterprises for over twenty years. He was an avid Harley-Davidson Motorcycle enthusiast. He made many runs and meetings with several of his close friends. He loved fishing, NASCAR, and baseball. He attended the Three Rivers Nazarene Church for the last several years and was formerly on the Praise Team at St. John’s Lutheran Church before taking ill.

Gary leaves to cherish his loving memory, one son, Jacob Bradford, of Middlebury, IN.; his mother, Juanita (Don) Ely, of Three Rivers; fiance`, Linda Young-Bowerman; one brother, Dave (Laura) Bradford, of Battle Creek, MI.; and one sister, Becky (Garth) Nash, of Oregon.


Memorials may be directed to the Three Rivers Nazarene Church or Southern Care Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
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9 comments on article "Gary Alan Bradford"

Cherie Jackson

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May the arms of love and support hold you close. Love you.CirCn

Marcia Merriam

Linda im so sorry to hear about Garys passing i can honestly say i know what your going threw been there myself it's going to be a rough road ahead but your strong and you will get threw it even if you dont think you can count on family and friends to get you threw it i did if you ever need someone to talk to im here Love ya gal


Altho I didn't know Gary personally..I do however know linda. Gary must have been a special man to hold her heart. For all involved my he rest well on earth while watching over from up above.

Amy Johnson

This man was like a father figure to me . Me and my boys will definitely miss him !! He will always be in our hearts forever not a day will go by without thinking about the fun times we had and how good you were to my momma we love you Gary and mom please keep your head up because that's what he would want rest easy and keep my granddaddy company thoughts and prayers to his family too.

Dave Stiemsma

Gary always made me smile, his attitude towards life was upbeat and positive. evidently God has requested his presents to fill other need that we may not understand yet.

Rev Dr & Mrs. Samuel Gowan

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Gary. When reason fails, pray for peace. We will be praying with you.

Judy Mcdowell

So sorry to hear about Gary. Sympathy goes out to family. RIP Gary.

David G. Bradford,Sr

I already miss our conversations over the phone at least 2 times a week. I can think of no other person that could ever fill the gap in my life like Gary did. Always smiling and helpful. I of course miss the many good times we had together. I am so glad that God has taken you in his arms and there will never be anymore pain, sadness or trips to Cincinnati four days a week! I will always cherish your memory brother. I have not only lost a brother but I lost my best friend. I will see you again Gary and we will sing praises to God together.

Gillian East

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose a beloved family member. A scripture that has helped me in times like this is at Revelation 21:4 where it says "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore, the former things have passed away."

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