He was born in Rabun County to Charles Bradley and Kathleen Wall Bradley. Fred worked for Burlington Industries as a mechanic. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Fred enjoyed church and loved all of his church family. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting and the fellowship that went with these activities. He joined the Air Force at age 17 and served his country proudly. He was a member of Persimmon Church of God.
Fred was preceded in death by: two brothers, Bobby Bradley and Larry Bradley; and a sister, Evelyn Bradley Echols.
He is survived by: his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Ruby Jiles Bradley; four children, Doyle Glen Bradley and wife Tammy, Fredda Bradley Beck and husband Sam, Fred Steven Bradley and Dylan Garrett Bradley; two brothers, Jim Bradley and Mike Bradley of Atlanta; a sister, Judy Bradley Dotson; a special friend, Ann Bradshaw; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Persimmon Church of God with Donna Pendery and the Rev. Teddy King officiating. Burial follows at the Taylor’s Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the youth ministry at Persimmon Church of God in his memory.
Beck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Jan. 26, 2011