Harry Clay Bradford Jr.
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SNOW HILL—Harry C. Bradford Jr., 92, of Snow Hill passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury on Friday, March 8, 2013. Born, April 11, 1920, in Snow Hill, he was the son of the late Harry C. Bradford Sr. and the late Laura Parsons Bradford and was a lifelong resident of Public Landing.
A graduate of Snow Hill High School, he served honorably in the U.S. Navy in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Following his Navy tour, he joined his father and grandfather in the D.H. Bradford and Son auto dealership in Snow Hill for almost 40 years. He was a member of Whatcoat United Methodist Church and an active member of the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. for over 25 years before becoming a life member and a member of Snow Hill American Legion Post 67. An avid fisherman, he took great pride in catching the first white marlin of the season in 1947 in Ocean City. Other hobbies included hunting, watching Baltimore Orioles baseball and doing jigsaw puzzles.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Beauchamp Bradford, twin sons, Richard H. Bradford (Diane) and Daniel H. Bradford (Pattie), all of Snow Hill, and one daughter, Phyllis B. Dryden (Toby) of Pocomoke City; six grandchildren, Laurie Dryden Webb (Brian), Katie Dryden Mason (Lee), Susan Dryden Smith, Dina B. Parrish, Julie B. Smith (Michael), and Mark D. Bradford (Juli); 15 great-grandchildren, Harrison and Christian Webb, Carter, Blaine, Chloe and Connor Mason, Wilson and Freh Smith, Grace Leftwich, Bradley and Nicholas Parrish, Derrick and Lauren Smith and Morgan and Maci Bradford; and his new found cat friend, Sandy, who appeared at his house following hurricane Sandy, shortly after his precious cat, Kitty, died.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Sophie Marie Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, officiated by the Rev. Andy Frick, at Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 102 West Federal St., Snow Hill, where family and friends may gather one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 4718 Snow Hill Road, Snow Hill, Md. 21863 or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 107 Vine St. in Pocomoke City. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hollowayfh.com.
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Published in The Daily Times on Mar. 10, 2013