March 11, 1923 - January 19, 2018
Horace “Brad” Bradford departed this world peacefully January 19, 2018 in Corinth, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Jimmie Bradford.
Brad is survived by his brother, Max Bradford; sister-in-law, Jeanne Hall Brewer; daughter, Jan Mawhee; sons, Scott, Bill and Mark Bradford; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three devoted daughters-in-law.
Horace was born in Ft. Worth, Texas in March of 1923 to Bennet and Bettye Bradford. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps on January 20, 1942, and was a fighter-bomber crew chief on the front lines throughout the war in Europe. He was part of two invasions and six battle campaigns and was in Germany when the war ended. For his distinguished service he was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge with Oak Leaf Cluster, the European Campaign Medal with 7 Bronze Stars, one Service Stripe, four Overseas Service Bars, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.
After World War II he attended Southern Methodist University, where he met his wife Jimmie, and subsequently went into partnership with his father-in-law, Bill Hall. They owned and operated Bradford Rexall Drug Store in Carrollton, Texas for twenty five years, during which time he was a member of the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Board, the Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic Order, and the Shriners. Later in life Horace and Jimmie founded and managed Bradford & Bradford Galleries in Farmers Branch, Texas for fifteen years.
Horace was an avid artist and painter throughout his life. After retirement he took great pleasure in his family, the hobby of woodworking and he actively assisted his son Scott in his business for many years. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, was active in the community, and greatly loved by his family and friends.
A reception at 9:00 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. will be conducted on the morning of Thursday January 25, 2018 at the Christ United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, Texas.
Graveside services with military honors will be at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery at 12:30 pm that afternoon.
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