OBITUARY

Riley Jay Bradford

January 4, 1929September 29, 2021
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Riley Jay Bradford, 92 years of age, late of Carmel and Indianapolis passed away on September 29, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis on January 4, 1929 to the late James and Margaret Bradford. He had one brother, James Warren, who preceded him in death. Riley was a graduate of Park School (1947) and the Indiana University School of Business. He retired from the City of Indianapolis as Assistant Controller of the Department of Public Works.

Riley took great pride in having been a member of the Marine Corp Reserve as a young man. He also was a member of the US Army and served in the Korean War. Riley served with the Military Police Prisoner of War Processing Company from late 1951 to early 1953 before his Honorable Discharge from Military Service.

Upon his return from Military Service and graduation from College, Riley met and married the great love of his life, Diane, who preceded him in death in 2015. Before her passing, Riley and Diane spent many years traveling the world as part of Diane’s travel business. Riley is survived by his daughters, Terri (Donald) Beal and Tammy (David) Obendorf, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in the name of Riley and Diane Bradford to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

A visitation for Riley will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Leppert Mortuaries – Carmel, 900 N. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, Indiana 46032, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM. Inurnment follows at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.leppertmortuarycarmel.com for the Bradford family.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 8, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 8, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment

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Shelley Johnson

October 8, 2021

Always enjoyed visiting with Riley and Diane in the years that I knew them. Thinking of Terri & Tammy and families at such a sad time.

Charles Murray

October 3, 2021

Riley lived across the street from me in Wood Park addition in Carmel.

I have a bench under a shade tree out front that Riley used to sit on while visiting with me. His mailbox was in front of our house and on our side of Woodview East Dr., so if I was resting on the bench when he got his mail, he often joined me on the bench.

He seemed like a nice person and I enjoyed him as a neighbor.


Sharon Hull

October 3, 2021

I remember Riley when we would go out to eat with Riley and Diane. After our meal the waitress would ask if we wanted anything else. Riley always replied with "Just a warm enema. We have very fond memories with Riley and Diane with celebrating New Years Eve in Brown Co. With travels with them. They are greatly missed!!!!

Marty and Mike Uberta

October 3, 2021

We have so many great memories of traveling with Riley and Diane and cherished our friendship with them. Due to the COVID situation, we are not able to attend the visitation or memorial service. Our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with their family.

Rev. Char Allen

September 30, 2021

Offering my prayers and sympathies for Tammy and Dave and the Bradford Family.

Scotty Grider

September 30, 2021

When I first met Riley at family functions, he would traipse around asking anyone to pull his finger. I still laugh about that today. Rest In Peace Riley.

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