Robert Kenneth Bradley (1943 - 2014)

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Robert Kenneth Bradley, 71, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born in Monroeville, Ala., and graduated from Monroe County High School, Troy State University, and Samford University pharmacy school in Birmingham, where he graduated in 1966. He then joined his father and brother at the family business, Bradley's Drugstore, on the courthouse square in Monroeville. Growing up, he worked at the drugstore soda fountain, where he met his wife, Sandra, who wrapped presents at the store during Christmas holidays. He later joined Eli Lilly as a pharmaceutical salesman, working for them for 28 years. Though retired, he was always a pharmacist, answering questions about correct dosages and medication, and known as Dr. Bob to his friends.
Bob was known for his positive attitude, his motto to live every day to the fullest, and his musical abilities which not only included saxophone and trumpet, but whistling and harmonica. He belonged to Fruit Cove Baptist Church, where he played trumpet in the orchestra. He volunteered at Tomoka Correctional Facility in the prison ministry and Toastmaster's program serving as a mentor to many men in confinement, and upon their release.
Bob is predeceased by his father, Felix Maxwell Bradley II, his mother, Elizabeth Kennedy Bradley, his brother, Felix Maxwell Bradley III. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra Reeves Bradley, his brother, John Bradley; daughter, Kimberly Bradley (Craig) Barzso, St. Augustine; Robert Kenneth Bradley (Katy), Lincolnton, N.C.; grandchildren, Isaac Bradley Barzso and Phoebe Xiao Yue Barzso, Maxwell Kenneth Bradley, Riley Jackson Bradley, Evangeline Reese Bradley.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. (today) Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Fruit Cove Baptist Church, 501 State Rd. 13, Fruit Cove with the Rev. Dr. Timothy Maynard, officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date in Mandarin Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Fruit Cove Baptist Church Prison Ministry.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
Published in St. Augustine Record on Aug. 9, 2014
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11801 San Jose Blvd | Jacksonville, FL 32223 | (904) 288-0025
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