William Duane Bradley

William Duane Bradley (Brad)


William Duane Bradley, 88, of Edmond, OK passed away on Saturday February 27, 2021. After battling health issues for many years, he died peacefully while in the hospital.

Brad was born on January 21, 1933 in Morning Sun, Iowa to James R. Bradley and Bessie M. (Proffitt) Bradley.

He graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1950.  He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954 and later reenlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955.

Brad retired from the Armed Forces in 1971. From there he began a career with the United States Postal Service before retiring in 1992 as the Postmaster for Climax Springs, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Jimmy, Lyle, and Ryle Bradley.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mrs. Roberta (Marr) Bradley, their twin sons Marc, and Gary and Gary’s wife Cheryl.

Brad was a proud and devoted husband, father, and grandfather to four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter: grandson Justin, his wife Whitney, and their daughter Charlotte; grandsons Joshua, Jacob, and granddaughter Lauren.

He never met a stranger and was a good friend to all. He loved to talk about cars, politics, military, and his family. Brad truly cared for others regardless of his own circumstances. He lived his life to the fullest and focused on small pleasures such as daily drives to Lake Arcadia with his beloved wife and loyal dog, Buster.

Brad will be remembered for his smile, witty sense of humor, and his unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and remember the lasting memories of a wonderful man.

William will be laid to rest in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St Louis, MO on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in William’s name.


7 thoughts on “William Duane Bradley”

  1. Steve Bradley

    So sorry. Prayers for uncle Duane and praying for Bobbi, Mark and Gary.

  2. Scott Bradley

    Bobbi, Marc and Gary I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Duane. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Dan Bradley

    Bobbi, Marc, Gary and family, so sorry for all of you. I know you will miss Duane so much and I personally will too. When he was having health battles of his own he took the time to call me several times after my open heart surgery to check on and encourage me. He was so loving and caring!I am so glad I got to have a nice visit with him recently.We will be praying for all of you.

  4. Bobbi, Marc ,Gary and family
    So sorry for your loss. Patty and I have fond memories of Uncle Duane and all of you. We always looked so forward to your visits.
    We loved his sense of humor and his strong faith in God and family.
    Bless you all during this time and always.

  5. Patty (Bradley) Scott

    Prayers and hugs to the whole Bradley family. While the last Bradley brother passes, I am sure heaven is more than accepting of this wonderful man. I remember his teasing and genuine interest in how and what we’re doing in our lives! I pray you all find peace and love in your memories

  6. James Bradley

    Bobbi, Marc, Gary and family. I am so sorry for your loss. We all will miss Uncle Duane and I have fond memories of him and his love for classic cars. Many prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Much love, James

  7. Harry Simpson

    Rest William, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation. Career U.S. Air Force.

    Fair winds and following seas sailor.
    “Boatswain… Standby to pipe the side… Shipmate’s going Ashore…”

    Thank you William for your service to this nation. U.S. Navy.

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