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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Gale Clark Bradford

September 24, 1932August 10, 2019
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Gale Clark Bradford was born on September 24, 1932 in Jacksonville, FL and passed on August 10, 2019. Gale studied landscape architecture at the University of Florida before serving as a pilot and flight instructor in the U.S.Navy for four years. Upon leaving the Navy, he became an air traffic controller and instructor for the FAA at Jacksonville Center, where he remained for thirty-four years. Following his time at the FAA, he worked in operations at British Airways for five years; afterwards, he volunteered at Baptist Medical Center.

Gale was a charter member of Mandarin Presbyterian Church and later was a deacon at Christian Family Chapel. Gale, a devoted husband and father, is survived by his wife of 58 years, Larrie Bradford, whom he loved and adored, and his children Neal (Carrie Bradford of Denver, CO), Cynthia (of Jacksonville, FL), and Bryan (Kevin Hatfield of Seattle, WA). He had a zeal for life and loved gardening, traveling, reading, experiencing food from different cultures, and spending time with family and friends.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville 904-737-7171.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

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Stephen Willett

August 17, 2019

Working with Gale was always a pleasure, he was both a professional and a gentleman. May God Bless Gale and all who loved him.

Ernest Webster

August 15, 2019

Dear Larrie & Family
We were so sorry to hear of Gale's passing. We didn't see the notice until after the service. I have many fond memories of him, we started the same day with the CAA as it was in those days in July 1958. I know he will be missed but not forgotten. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Kindest Regards,
Ernie and Ann Webster.

ALBERT L GEBROSKY GEBROSKY

August 15, 2019

Gale and I were coworkers at Jacksonville Air Traffic control center and he was a very pleasant gentleman always with a smile . His jokes made me laugh (sometimes!) A true professional and great guy. RIP my friend and to his family my condolences.

Millie Smiley

August 13, 2019

Cynthia and Mrs. Bradford,
Mr. Gale was a great encouragement to my husband Kelvin and I as we attended classes held by Cynthia. He always had a kind word or would share thoughts on which book he was currently reading. No doubt he was an incredible man, husband, father and for me a friend. May God bless you and keep you in His care.

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