BRADLEY, Dale E."Pops", 77, of Sebring, FL passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Florida Hospital in Sebring. He was born October 11, 1936 in Epworth, IA to Truman and Rose Bradley. After selling his insurance agency of 50 years in Dubuque, Dale and his wife moved to Sebring in 2004. He loved pheasant hunting, golfing, fishing, and enjoyed dancing and music of the Big Band Era. He also enjoyed consoling with friends over a cold beer. Dale proudly served in the Navy, was a life member of the Elks, Moose Lodge, and American Legion. Dale lived his life with a song in his heart and was known to serenade friends and family. He had an everlasting smile. Dale was preceded in death by his three siblings, Donny, Kenny, and Mable, and his son, William. He is survived by his wife, Madonna, of 29 years, sons: Dr. Steven Bradley (Candy) of Cascade, IA and Kevin Bradley (Lori) of Palm Harbor, FL and daughter Kelli Wellmen (Gary) of Farley, IA; 9 step children; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park with Father Nick McLoughlin as Celebrant. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Blue Lagoon on U. S. Hwy. 27 in Sebring. Condolences may be expressed by visiting TBO.com. Arrangements are under the direction of: Dowden Funeral Home 2605 Bayview Street Sebring, Florida 33870 Phone: (863) 385-1546
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Published in TBO.com on Dec. 11, 2013