OBITUARY

Dale Bradley

September 21, 1961February 12, 2013
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Dale Carrick Bradley, 51, of Fort Smith, died, February 12, 2013, in Fort Smith. He was born on September 21, 1961, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to James L. Bradley and Linda Carrick Bradley. Dale moved to Fort Smith in 1969 and attended Bost School and later worked at Abilities Unlimited. until his health limitations forced retirement. Dale enjoyed participating in Special Olympics and was honored to carry the Special Olympics torch at Fort Smith games. Dale was a member of First United Methodist Church and took his religion seriously. He enjoyed following sports, particularly the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Dallas Cowboys and the local teams in the Fort Smith area. Dale was friendly and compassionate and enriched the lives of the persons he encountered with his gentle, engaging manner. Most of all, Dale enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Dale was preceded in death by his father, James L. Bradley. Dale is survived by his mother, Linda Bradley, of Fort Smith, his sister, Joyce Babin, his brother-in-law, Hunter Babin, and his niece, Catherine Babin, all of Little Rock, his uncle, Tom B. Bradley of Searcy, AR, an aunt, Jimmie Lou (Mrs. A.B.) Bradley of Midland, TX, and several cousins. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Friday, February 15, at the Fort Smith First United Methodist Church, Roebuck Chapel and Burial will be in the U.S. National Cemetery of Fort Smith all under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM and will receive friends following the Memorial service in the church Narthex. Memorials may be made to Bost, Inc., 5812 Remington Circle, Fort Smith, AR 72903; or First United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop, 200 N. 15th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903. To sign an online guestbook visit www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Gernot Pomrenke

December 11, 2013

Joyce, I'm very sorry for your loss.
Sincerely,
Gernot

Cindy Scaife

February 19, 2013

Joyce and family, I am so sorry for your loss! I hope that you find comfort in your memories.

February 16, 2013

Dale was always ecstatic to see you. We enjoyed seeing and talking to Dale, Jim and Linda. We lived just down the street several years ago and our kids well-remember Dale very fondly. He genuinely loved all. It was a privilege to know Dale and his family.
Don, Connie, Patrick, and Kathryn Ellis

Debbie Brown

February 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Dale's family.

Lynne & Hayden Franks

February 14, 2013

So sad to hear the news of your sweet Dale. Love you and are praying for all of you!

Brad Carter

February 14, 2013

This is Brad Carter, I took care of Dale's Oxygen service for him for years. I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed visiting with Dale when I had the chance. So sorry again. Brad Carter

Ken Burgess

February 14, 2013

I didn't have very many chances to be with Dale, but the few times I did were memorable. Dale was always happy and excited about life. He cared about people and was a pleasure to be around. We could all learn much from him. He is now in a much better place and his loving spirit lives on.

JIMMIE LOU BRADLEY

February 14, 2013

I LOVED DALE WITH ALL MY HEART.HE WAS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF LOVE.I WILL MISS HIM , BUT I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN WITH HIS DAD & UNCLE A.B. LOVE TO YOU, DALE!

Cathy Burgess

February 13, 2013

Dale was an example to us all of the true meaning of love. He was always so happy to see you and always remembered every encounter we shared with him. I know Dale is in Heaven sharing his kind and gentle spirit with everyone. I love and miss you, Dale.
Cousin Cathy

Cathy Burgess

February 13, 2013

Dale was an example to us all of the true meaning of love. He was always happy and had the best memory about encounters we all shared with him. I feel so blessed to have had Dale as my cousin. I know he is in Heaven sharing his gentle, kind spirit with everyone. I love you Dale!
Your cousin, Cathy