Al Bradley

April 3, 1931September 23, 2013

Al Bradley, 82, of Stanfield, NC, died Monday, September 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born April 3, 1931 in Guilford, NY.

Mr. Bradley was a U.S. Air Force, Korean War veteran. He retired from the trucking industry, where he worked with Johnson Motor Lines, New Dixie Trucking and Guignard Freight Lines. Mr. Bradley was a member of Phalanx Masonic Lodge #31 and Oasis Shrine Temple, and was an Oasis Greeter and President of SASA in 2011. He was also a member of Moose Lodge #1113, the Legion of Moose, Honorary Lifetime Member of Kazim Shrine Temple in Roanoke, VA, the Mecklenburg Shrine Club and the American Legion.

Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, Dudley and Nellie Wilcox, a son, Alan Lee Bradley and a sister, Dottie Wales. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Anne; sons, Keith Bradley, Mark Bradley and Lori Pesce, and Brian Bradley; daughter, Dawn Gryder; brother, Roger Wilcox and wife, Mary, of Haines City, FL; sister, Mae Palmer of Earlville, NY; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 27, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204,, Shriners Hospital, 950 West Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or Moose Charities, 155 S. International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539.

The family offers their most sincere appreciation to Dr. Gary Frenette, Terri, Julie and staff for their loving care of Al for the past two years. The family would also like to thank all of the dedicated and compassionate doctors and nurses at Hospice and Palliative Care, Charlotte Region for their efforts, guidance, and support.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Jewel Greene

September 29, 2013

Anne, Keith and I were heartbroken to hear about Al. we will miss him. Pls keep in touch. The beach will not be the same without him

September 28, 2013

We send our sincerest sympathies to all of you. It's never easy to lose a parent and even though we were all childhood friends with Mark, Keith, and Brian, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all, Norris Wheeler, Freddie, Rochelle, Steve, Penny and Hope Martin

Harvey Burgess

September 27, 2013

Al was a great guy and always wore a smile. He'll be missed. My heart goes out to the family...

Renee Grant

September 27, 2013

I knew Poppa Al 32 years ago. As Mrs Anne said, I was her should have been daughter-in -law, but as the love of my life Alan passed away, it wasn't meant to be. But I will always be very close to this family! They are the greatest! May God Bless you all & be with you all in the coming weeks.Poppa Al will never be forgotten! I Love You All!!

Marty& Leslie

September 26, 2013

Hey Mark, my prayer for you and especially your mom is that God will show you something every day that reminds you of your dad! He will never be forgotten in the hearts that loved him so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you !

September 26, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Jeanne Bensen

September 25, 2013

Aunt Anne.....we are so very blessed to have "ya all" as part of our "Yankee" family. We always loved your surprise visits and Uncle Al's road trips by truck to NY. We could always count on a special treat when Uncle Al pulled in his rig (the secret pineapple cake) We will miss his wit and that darned cute little smirk when he was up to something. He will always be in our hearts, we are forever thankful the Lord placed him in our lives. We love you.
John and Jeanne

September 25, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time, Al will be missed by so many, GOD BLESS YOU!
Barbara and Ron Hollingsworth

Sue McCullough

September 25, 2013

Anne and family,
We appreciate you and your family for sharing Al with us. Our Lodge was blessed to have the opportunity to know and work with him as a member.
Charlotte Moose Family Center #1113
Women Of the Moose #1411

H. Gatewood

September 25, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.