Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
July, 14, 1986 - Monday, pg A4
MERVIN G (Bud) BRADLEY
Tampico: - Mervin G. (Bud) Bradley, 35, of Route One, Tampico, died Friday in Illini Hospital in Silvis from injuries received in an auto accident on June 28, on Route 5 near the Joslin exit.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Rev. Leo Ambre, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Tampico officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Church of Tampico where the Eshelman Tally Doye American Legion Post 1191 of Hooppole conducted graveside military rites. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Mr. Bradley was born on Nov. 19, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Mervin and Helen Forward Bradley. He was united in marriage to Julie Violet Hunter on April 26, 1980 in Rock Island. The deceased was employed as an electrician at IBP in Joslin at the time of his death. Mr. Bradley was a graduate of Tampico High School and attended college in Ft. Collins, Colo. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Viet Nam War and was a member of the Eshelman Tally Doye American Legion Post 1191 in Hooppole.
Survivors include his wife, Julie of Tampico, two stepdaughters, Tonia and Dawn Hunter, both at home, one stepson, Jamie Hunter at home, his mother and stepfather Mr. and Mrs. John (Helen) Buckley of Tampico, his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Mervin (Jan) Bradley of Baytown, Tex., one brother, Jerry Bradley of San Antonio, Tex., one sister, Julie Franks of Tampico, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kathryn Forward of Morrison, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents.