July 3, 2003

(4/22/1941 - 6/30/2003)

Gilbert Ray Bradley, 62, of Downing, MO, passed away June 30, 2002, at his home.

The son of Leslie and Carrie (Baird) Bradley, he was born April 22, 1941, in Kirksville, MO.

On May 27, 1961, he was married to Eileen Ross. To this union two daughters were born, Lee Ann and Kathy.

Gilbert spent all of his life in Scotland and Schuyler Counties, where he was a farmer and rural mail carrier.

Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother, Jerry Allen.

Survivors include his daughters, Lee Ann Bradley of Loganville, GA and Kathy Lynn Bradley of Kirksville, MO; his aunt, Martha Bradley of Baring, MO; and special friend, Susan Arnold of Downing, MO.

Funeral services were held July 2, 2003, in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis, MO with Pastor David Barton officiating. Burial was in the Bible Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. Music was provided by Schelle Cooley, soloist, and Pam Blaine, organist. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Baird, Merrill Long, David Bradley, Bobby Bradley, Roger Bradley, and Dennis Bradley. Memorials have been suggested to the Chariton Valley Association for Handicapped Citizens or to the Bible Grove Church of Christ Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the Bradley family via gerths@gerths.com.

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