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William (Bill) S. Bradley, Jr. walked through Heavenís Gates and into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


He was a much loved husband, dad, grandpa and brother. Bill retired from the Posey county Highway Department after 34 years of service. He previously worked on oil rigs throughout the Tri State area during the late 1950ís and early 1960ís.


He was preceded in death by his parents, William S. Bradley, Sr. and Della (Darnell) Bradley; sisters, Betty Cape, Sheila Byes, and Gwendolyn Jolley; great granddaughter, Nicole Bradley.


Bill is survived by his wife of 17 years, Elaine (Jarred) Bradley; son, Ricky E. Bradley, Sr. (Kathy); daughter, Cheryl L. Stevens (Kevin); stepdaughter, Darla R. Hodson (Scott); Stepson, William (Darby) Jarred (Teresa); six grandchildren, Richard L. Bradley (Holly), Ricky E. Bradley, Jr. (Becky), Tiffany Bradley, William T. Stevens, Benjamin A. Stevens, PFC William (Willie) D. Jarred; great grandchildren, Ethan and Brook Bradley; sister, Phyllis McDaniel; many beloved nieces and nephews.


Elaine and Billís family would like to extend a very special thank you to Joe Wooten for being a devoted friend to Bill throughout his lifetime.


Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Schneider Funeral Home 512 Main St. in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Dennis King officiating and burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.


Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013 and continued from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm service time on Saturday at the funeral home.


William Bradley