Officer Charles Bradley

June 15, 1975February 12, 2020

Officer Charles Bradley of Calera, Alabama passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the age of 44. He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard and is a 20 year police veteran. Charlie is survived by his wife, April Marie; son, William; daughter, Lydia Marie; and his parents, Nan Bradley and Danny Bradley. A celebration of Charlie's life will be held at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. The family requests memorial donations be made in Charlie's memory to the Alabama Head Injury Foundation, 500 Chase Park South, Suite 130, Hoover, AL 35244 or online at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Officer Charles Bradley

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melinda sapp

February 17, 2020

Dear April, William and Lydia and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. We know what a difficult time this is for you and hope you can find some small comfort in knowing others are praying for you and your family.
Melinda and Erin Sapp

Sheila Cooley Austin

February 17, 2020

Nan, April and family - you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. It was so sad to hear about Charlie's passing. Memories of his smile and love of his family when we worshipped together at Helena will always be remembered. Deepest sympathy for you all.

Christine Harger

February 15, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for Nan and her family. May you have comfort in the wonderful memories of your precious son. RIP Charlie.

Peggy Howell

February 15, 2020

I met this young man some years ago when another cousin and I were in this area of Alabama and were invited to Nan’s and Betsy’s Home. I was impressed with his straightforwardness and pride in his profession. Thank you, Charlie, for your service to your community and our country. God bless you and your family.

Evelyn M Mulder

February 15, 2020

I only met you Charlie a few times. But I know you were a good man and Police Officer. A wonderful son to Nan and Danny. A wonderful father. May you rest in peace.

Donna Barnes

February 15, 2020

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Officer Bradley, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him for his service both in the Coast Guard and as a Pelham police officer.