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Preston Elmo Bradley, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)May 20, 1927 – May 15, 2008
Preston E Bradley, 80, passed away Thursday, May 15 in Live Oak, Florida
He was born May 20, 1927 in Palmetto, FL. and was a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Air force
Survivors include; Wife, Marion E Bradley of Dowling Park, FL.; daughter, Joyce Ann Bradley Smith of Madison, FL.; sons, Brad Bradley of Belleview, FL., Dale Bradley of Crestview, FL, and John Bradley of Gainesville, FL.; a brother, Bernard Bradley of Webster, FL.; sisters Sally of Plant City, FL. and Martha of Lakeland, FL.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Wales with interment to follow at Lake Wales Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
Lt. Col. Bradley served with and was a commander of the 21st SOS in 1971 – 1972.
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May 28, 2008 2:02 PMDear Eleanor and family, We were so sorry to learn of Preston’s passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our love, Mary and Edward.~Edward and Mary Clements, Lakeland, FL.
May 22, 2008 10:08 AMEleanor and Family, my thoughts are with you, please accept my condolences. Preston was a good friend and golfing buddy….Willard~Willard Norman, Lakeland, FL
May 20, 2008 8:50 PMIt was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of Lt. Col. Bradley. I had the honor of flying with him on many missions in HH-53C helicopters, when he commanded the 21st SOS.~Auggie Lawson CMSGT Ret., Auburndale, FL.
May 18, 2008 2:55 PMI am so sorry to hear about the loss of Preston. Losing a spouse or father is so difficult. My prayers and my heart are with you all. God Bless you, Patsy~Patsy Bradley Killingsworth, Jacksonville, FL.