Arnoldean Bradford

June 8, 1935April 29, 2021

Mr. Arnoldean Bradford

Easley, SC – Mr. Arnoldean Bradford, age 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2021. Mr. Bradford was born in Elbert County, Georgia on June 8, 1935 and was the son of the late Collie Bradford and Hazel Partain. He was a loving husband to Joyce Phillips Bradford. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Joyce Bradford and a daughter Robin Snelson (Tommy) from Easley, South Carolina and grandchildren Van Massingill (Haley), Alicia Reddy (Kevin), Bailey Bradford (fiancé Lukas), Daughter-in-law Amy Bradford and the love of his life great grand-daughter Paetyn Reddy. Also surviving are Step grandchildren Eric Snelson (Joy), Ashley Burt (David), Zachary Snelson, Caleb Snelson, Isaac Snelson and Hannah Plunk (Denson). Surviving siblings include Annette King from Hartwell, Georgia, Horace Bradford (Roselee) and Boyd Bradford (Mary Ann) both from Elberton, Georgia. Mr. Bradford was predeceased by a son Arnold Keith Bradford and a brother Frankie Bradford.

Mr. Bradford was a devout Christian of the Baptist Faith and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. Hobbies included his love of fishing, camping and cooking for large crowds. He was always willing to help his family and friends at any time he was needed. Dean, as he was affectionately known, started driving large big rig trucks and was eventually introduced to construction. He started his own construction business building houses for many years. For forty years of working he built houses, in addition to owning his own cabinet shop. He would take on small projects even in his “retirement”. He really enjoyed seeing the appreciation that others had after a project was completed.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church at 201 Rock Springs Road #1430 Easley, South Carolina 29642. The family will gather at the church at 2:00 PM. The family is requesting that masks be worn.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church building fund. Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Bradford family.

Online condolences may be sent to


  • Collie Bradford, Father (deceased)
  • Hazel Partain, Mother (deceased)
  • Joyce Phillips Bradford, Spouse
  • Arnold Keith Bradford, Son (deceased)
  • Robin Snelson (Tommy), Daughter
  • Van Massingill (Haley), Grandchild
  • Alicia Reddy (Kevin), Grandchild
  • Bailey Bradford (fiance Lukas), Grandchild
  • Amy Bradford, Daughter-in-law
  • Paetyn Reddy, Great Grandchild
  • Eric Snelson (Joy), Step Grandchild
  • Ashley Burt (David), Step Grandchild
  • Zachary Snelson, Step Grandchild
  • Caleb Snelson, Step Grandchild
  • Isaac Snelson, Step Grandchild
  • Hannah Plunk (Denson), Step Grandchild
  • Annette King, Sister
  • Horace Bradford (Roselee), Brother
  • Boyd Bradford (Mary Ann), Brother
  • Frankie Bradford, Brother (deceased)

  • Van Massingill, Pallbearer
  • Eric Snelson, Pallbearer
  • Jason Freeman, Pallbearer
  • Phil Smith, Pallbearer
  • Brad Short, Pallbearer
  • Tommy Snelson, Pallbearer


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Todd Clements

May 7, 2021

Mr. Dean was my cousin. I would see him at most Reunion and I went his house once. He always seemed happy that made me fill welcome. I am bipolar sometimes it scares me to go to some places different. I know he was a good man. Mrs Joyce and his family will miss him very badly. I pray that God will comfort his family and friends.
Todd Clements


May 4, 2021

Our family has so many fond memories of our time spent with Dean, Joyce, Robin and Keith. We had great trips to the beach and Dean would pack the car full of us girls and carry us to gospel concerts. Many years have passed since those days but they have never been forgotten. I will always remember that smile on his face! May God's peace be with his family.

Linda Edmond

May 3, 2021

Dean was such a wonderful friend. He was loved by everyone who knew him .
Always smiling , and encouraging people who came across his path . I feel sure heaven welcomed him . May God keep Joyce and the family in His arms and assure them Dean is rejoicing in Gods presence.

Norma Fortner

May 3, 2021

Dean-O was a much loved customer of the Minute Diner in Easley !! He was a precious man who had always had a smile on his face ! Our love and prayers to Joyce and all his wonderful family, The Minute Diner Crew (Bill, Norma, Amber, Candi, Shane, and Charlie)

Joseph Phillips

May 3, 2021

Joyce and family my prayers are for you and your family at the loss of Dean. Love in Christ Wylie Phillips

Beth Ridley Simmons

May 2, 2021

Joyce and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's love be of great comfort.
Jim and Beth Ridley Simmons