Leon “Don” Bradford, 75, of Delano, Tennessee, died on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Delano and a well-known dairy farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Essie Mae Bradford; sisters, Christine Hicks, Ruby Harbison and Evelyn Steele; and brothers, Bill Bradford, Carl Bradford, Freddie Bradford and Neal Bradford.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Cheryl Bradford; three children, James (Lynn) Bradford, Michelle (Brian) Bruton and Steven (Tracie) Bradford; grandchildren, Ryan Patterson (fiancée Victoria Cylvick), Keisha Patterson, Paiton Bradford, T.J. (Jessi) Bradford, Christian Brock, Madison Bradford, Johnathon Poteet, Autumn Poteet and Cassie Rodriguez; great-grandchildren, Addyson Bradford, Adia Bradford, Caden Lingle, Savannah Rodriguez, Casslynn Rodriguez, Skyla Scriven and awaiting the arrival in March of Gracie Bradford; siblings, Nora Black, Bettie (Floyd) Eaves, Claude (Phyllis) Bradford and Harley (Judy) Bradford; sisters-in-law, Laura (Rhea) Ford and Debbie Douglas; brother-in-law, Ralph (Faye) Schmook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Sheriff Steve Ross and the Reverend Mike Exline officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday Oct. 25 in Old Ocoee Cemetery with Jim Bradford, Ryan Patterson, T.J. Bradford, Josh Bradford, Brad Bradford and Freddie Hicks serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Dewey Ramsey, Dewey Woody, Bill Cross, Dale Rymer and E.L. Pankey.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to; Dr. Balram Chhajwani and Nick Nakdimen, Dr. Sylvia Krueger and Ron Mahlo, Dr. Asma Khatri and Home Health Care of East TN.
Higgins Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.