Richard Arnold Bradbury, 73, of Cleveland, Tn., died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the family residence.
Richard was a faithful Christian for 60 years and a member of North Cleveland Church of God. He loved God, his family, Nebraska Huskers, golf, traveling and visiting with relatives and friends. He was employed with Uniform Rental Service for 32 years, American Linen for 3 years, Pathway Press for 3 years and Bradbury Catering for 7 years. Richard had so many dear and special friends he cherished.
Richard was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Bradbury; and was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Bradbury.
Richard is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Pat Bradbury of Cleveland; children, Linn Mathis and her husband Mark of Atlanta and Kelley Burnett and her husband David of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Alicia Clark, Lauren Pittman and her husband Matthew, Brittany Clark, Lindsey Roberson and her husband Ryan, Andrew Clark and Dustin Clark and his wife Starr; great-grandchildren, Destiny Marie Clark and Baby Roberson due November 2012; brothers, Gerald Bradbury and his wife Anne of Longview, Wash., Dennis Bradbury and his wife Peggie of Knoxville and Nicholas Bradbury and his wife Waneva of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at the North Cleveland Church of God Dixon Chapel with Reverend Rick Bradbury, Reverend Gerald Holloway, Reverend Jerry McNabb and Reverend Mitch Maloney officiating.
A private internment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 18, in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Larry Fister, Greg Prytherch, Paul Bradbury, Micah Bradbury, Jack Williams and Jim Crane serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Pittman, Ryan Roberson and Mark Mathis.
Richard's family will receive friends immediately following the Celebration of Life Service in the Family Life Center. Refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the International Mesothelioma Foundation, 15 Francis Street, PBB-259, Boston, MA. 02215 in memory of Richard Bradbury.