Ralph Lee Bradford

May 23 2014

83 year old Ralph Lee Bradford of Smithville died Friday morning at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Hubert & Opal Austin Bradford. He was a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood, retired Rural Mail Carrier, Bus Driver, Grocery Store Owner, Mechanic, Volunteer Fireman & a Devoted Hunter & Fisherman. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Jo Puckett Bradford and son Alan Bradford. Celebration of Life Services will be held 3:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Mike Campbell and Jim Moore officiating and burial to follow in the Puckett Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11:AM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include 2 children: Teri (Hugh) Davenport of Celina, Greg (Gina) Bradford of Smithville; Daughter-in-law: Suzanne (Bill) Gash of Smithville; 9 Grandchildren: Brad (Beth) Davenport, Jennifer (Rodney) Langford, Matt (Brittany) Davenport, Mandy (Paul) Talley, Chase (Kesha) Bradford, Cory Bradford, Alli (Andrew) Moore, Adam Lindsey & Matthew Lindsey; 9 Great Grandchildren: Isaiah, Nolan, Anaiah, Emmy, Andrew, Elianah, Ezalee, Mahala, Rellen; 1 Sister: Sondra Hawkins of Sparta; Fishing Buddies: Clyde Medley & Bobby Bare. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to either the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Gideons Bible Program, in memory of Mr. Ralph.

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