Bradley, Preston Elmo

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.


May 28, 2008 2:02 PM
Dear 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 AM
Eleanor 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 PM
It 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 PM
I 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.

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