Mr. William James Bradburn

September 8, 1922May 16, 2011

William James Bradburn, 88, of Clemmons, born on September 8, 1922 passed away on May 16, 2011. His immediate survivors are his wife Jocelyn of the home; children, Pamela (Kevin) Still; Kathleen (Steven) Hurlbut; Nora (Joseph) Richards; Jonathan Ray; Susan (Mark) Coleman; Jennifer (James) Schneider; Jayne (Gregory) Murphy; grandchildren, Jeremy; Jonathan; Nathan; Cassandra; Kailey; Wilson; Kajsa; Michaela; Aidan; sisters, Ruth Rudawski; Alice Williams; Lucille (Ronald) Myles; brother, Charles T. Bradburn; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his late wife, Ruth Beese; sister, Mary Jane Lonergan; and brother, Robert Bradburn. He was active in the Clemmons Kiwanis Club, the Tarhill Base of NC Submarine Veterans; an avid Steelers fan; and retired from PPG Industries as an electrical engineer. A visitation and memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Please call Frank Vogler and Sons Clemmons Chapel, 2849 Middlebrook Drive, Clemmons at 336-766-4714 for times. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clemmons Kiwanis Club or the American Cancer Society. On line condolences may be made to


  • Visitation Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mr. William James Bradburn

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Norm Beese

June 5, 2011

"Uncle Bill" - the name brings wonderful memories. May you find peace in those fond memories.

Jim Beese

May 27, 2011

I remember all the vacations the Bradburn family took wo Wausau, always looked forward to seeing them. Uncle Bill had a kind and easy manner about him, good humor and a love for people.

Guy Rudawski

May 21, 2011

My condolences to all the Bradburn family for the loss of Uncle Bill.

Art and Marilyn Dilg

May 20, 2011

Our love and prayers are sent to Kathy, Pam, Susan, and Jayne on the loss of their loving father. We send love and prayers to Jocelyn on the loss of a loving husband. We send love and prayers to Ruthie, Alice, Lucille and Tommy on the loss of a loving brother. And to all of the adult children and young ones who called him Uncle Bill, we send love and prayers. May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of this kind and remarkable man.
Rest eternal grant to Bill, O Lord: and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

Barb Beese Wipfli

May 20, 2011

To my cousins,
My favorite memory of your Dad. The entire Beese family gang was at Uncle Dale's house. Your Dad lined up all the kids in order of height in a straight line. Then he had us follow his instructions (wish I could remember them!) The next thing we knew, your Dad pushed the smallest kid at the end of the line and of course, we all fell over. Your Dad, and the rest of us laughed so hard.
Your Dad kept the cousins in touch with visits for many years and I always felt touched by his generous love for family.
I am so sorry for your loss. God's blessings and my love,
Barb Beese Wipfli

"Ruthy" Bradburn [Rudawski]

May 19, 2011

May 18 2010 My big brother is layed to rest today.

To Jocelyn, Pam, Kathy, Susie, and Jane-
I am so sad for all of us on this loss of husband, father, and big brother.

Bill was always "there" for family no matter how far apart we might be. His kind and generous heart was evident to
everyone who knew him. As children, we were all captivated by him and his crazy sense of humor, his boisterous laugh, and his uncanny ability to keep us all entertained. In his own unique way, brother Billy was our strength.
I truly believe that Bill loved every minute of his great long life and that he died a very happy warrior.

Holly Rudawski McCutcheon

May 19, 2011

Uncle Billy will always have a special place in my heart. I admire him and all he did. I send my love to his family, with special thoughts to my dear cousins, with whom we shared many good times as children.

Donna Praskovich

May 19, 2011

My Dear Uncle Bill & Godfather, you have touched my life in so many ways and I will miss you dearly. You were a wonderful man. May you rest in peace. Donna Praskovich

Joyce Rudawski Hart

May 19, 2011

My deepest sympathies to all. Rest in peace my uncle/godfather.

Linda Rudawski

May 19, 2011

To my Bradburn cousins - I am sorry that you are saying goodbye to your father. He always seemed so determined to provide for you a nice life. I am glad he had a long life. To my mom, Aunt Lucille, Aunt Alice and Uncle Tom - I am sorry that your brother Billy has passed. I was blessed to know him. Love