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William "Bill" Robert Bradford Sr.

August 17, 1924 December 24, 2017
William "Bill" Robert Bradford Sr.
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Funeral services for William Robert Bradford, Sr. will be on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Flactor Baptist Church in Hicks, with Reverend Huey Haymon officiating. Burial will follow in the Flactor Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service of Leesville.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 27th beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Flactor Church.

William Robert Bradford, Sr., 93, of Anacoco, LA, died Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was born in Rison, AR on August 17, 1924 to Alva Curtis Bradford and Mary Virginia Woolley Bradford.

William was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, enlisting in the Navy on his 18th birthday during World War II. He also served in the Korean Conflict. The Navy became his first career. He attained the rate of Gunners Mate Chief Technician. Upon naval retirement he became a foreman in a Nuclear Weapons Plant at Yorktown, VA. William was a lifetime member of the Fleet Reserve Association, a Freemason, and a Shriner. In retirement he was passionate about hunting, fishing, and gardening. He moved to the Hicks Community in 1979 and was a member of Flactor Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his mother, father, sisters: Dorothy Mae Bradford, Kathleen Pledger, Annetta Sheeley; and brothers: James L. Phelps, A.C. Bradford, Jr., and Russell F. Bradford. Survivors are his wife, Bessie Waschalk Bradford, sons: William R. Bradford, Jr., of Orlando, FL, and John M. Bradford, wife Melanie, of Leesville; daughters: Sharon Bradford Moore, husband Donald, of Anacoco, and Angela Bradford Elkowitz, husband Robert, of Savannah, GA; and sister Della Verne Threlkeld, husband William, of Texas. Several nieces and nephews.

William lived by the principle of kindness to another’s troubles and courage to his own. The family would like to thank Woodlands Health Care Center for their kindness and loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gideons International or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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5:00 PM 12/27/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/27/2017 8:00:00 PM
Flactor Baptist Church

1081 Hicks High School Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Flactor Baptist Church
1081 Hicks High School Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States





10:00 AM 12/28/2017 10:00:00 AM
Flactor Baptist Church

1081 Hicks High School Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Flactor Baptist Church
1081 Hicks High School Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

Cemetery Details


Flactor Cemetery Final Resting Place

1081 Par Rd 831
Hicks, LA 71446

1081 Par Rd 831 Hicks 71446 LA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Gideons International

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