WAVERLY, Tenn. – Richard Charles "Dick" Bradley, 83 of Waverly and formerly of Marengo, Ill., passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.|
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Leola Dee Nemec Bradley of Waverly; son, Shane Bradley (Judy) of Baltimore, Md., daughter-in-law, Lynn Bradley of Marengo; three grandsons, Colin Bradley (Kristin) of Plainville, Ill., Logan Bradley of Alden, Ill., and Ian Bradley of Champaign-Urbana, Ill; stepgranddaughter, Judy Messercola (Ryan) of Baltimore; great-grandson, Noah Wayne Bradley of Plainville; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Brian and Jayda Messercola of Baltimore.
He was preceded in death by son, Wayne Alan Bradley; daughter, Barbara Lynn Bradley; and parents, Chester A. and Gladys Angeline Lenz Bradley.
Mr. Bradley was born March 14, 1930, in Elgin, Ill.
He was the retired industrial accountant and office manager for McGill Metal Products. He was an almost lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Fox Valley Accountants Association, Saints Alive at the Waverly United Methodist Church, retired in 1969 as Marengo City Clerk after three terms, Highland Hospital Board in Belvidere, Ill., president for two terms of the Zion Lutheran School Board, and retired Marengo Township Assessor after two terms.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He played taps for military funerals during World War II, while he was in grade school. Mr. Bradley loved photography, golf, reading, water skiing, cross country skiing and traveling, and loved his retirement home on the lake.
He built his 16-foot ski boat in the family room of his home and it is still in use on Kentucky Lake. He remodeled an old home including an addition which the family lived in for 40 years.
The visitation with the family will be from 9 a.m. Friday, April 5, until the memorial service at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Marengo City Cemetery, Marengo.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Zion Lutheran Church in Marengo.
Arrangements were handled by Luff-Bowen Funeral Home, Waverly, Tenn. For information, call 931-296-2437.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 31, 2013