BRADLEY, Bobby Eugene "Bob"|
On Wednesday, January 8th, Bobby Eugene ("Bob") Bradley passed away. A true son of Round Rock, Bob was born in the downtown family home on February 24, 1935, to Katherine Ischy and Eugene W. "Tiny" Bradley.
Bob moved to Dallas to work as a systems analyst at Dallas ISD where he met Jerilyn "Jeri" Gaddis. Bob and Jeri married in Dallas on July 1, 1961. Bob returned to Austin with his new bride and began a lifelong career in state government, beginning as a systems analyst in the State Auditor's Office. Subsequently, he served at Texas Parks and Wildlife as director of data processing for six years, and then, as director of administration for another five years. In October 1978, Bob was appointed executive director of the Board of Accountancy.
Bob was the guiding force behind computerization of all Board licensing and examination records. Bob served as the first chairman of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). He was considered a leader, crusader, and someone who cared about the future of the accounting profession and was elected NASBA Administrator of the Year. Bob retired from state government in 1991. Bob was a proud and devoted father, coaching various Little League teams and cheering for his son Scott and daughter Margie in all of their sports activities. His grandchildren inspired the same interest from their "Paw Paw". His love for baseball continued and he was one of the original and ongoing season ticket holders for the Round Rock Express.
Bob is survived by his devoted wife Jeri, sister Mary Katherine Perry and husband Jim, brother Fred Bradley and wife Marlene, daughter Margie McVey and husband Steve, son Scott Bradley, grandchildren Amanda Best and husband Connor, Jason McVey, Shelby Bradley, Trevor Bradley, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. All mourn the passing of this sweet man.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Cook-Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.
Please visit Bob's memorial website at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2014