SPRINGFIELD - Robert F. Bradford, Sr., 102, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born March 27, 1910 in Springfield the son of Edward and Elizabeth Hatfield Bradford. He married Alma Rink December 5, 1935 and she preceded him in death in 2005.
Mr. Bradford worked for the United States Post Office retiring in 1975. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Sangamon Valley R C Flyers. He was the owner of Bradford Hobby Shop and Bradford Television Repair. He was an accomplished woodworker and was known for his carpentry and handyman skills.
He is survived by his son, Robert F. Bradford, Jr. of Springfield; grandson Steve Bradford (Robin) and granddaughter Susan Drake (Hugh) and great grandchildren, Chelsea, Kate and Tyler Bradford and Will and Julia Drake.
Friends may call from 4 to 6:00 PM Monday Nov. 12, 2012 at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel where services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday Nov. 13, 2012 with Pastor Thomas Radtke officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sangamon Valley R C Flyers or to the