Maurice Eugene Bradford

Maurice Eugene Bradford

April 24, 88,

Maurice Eugene “Jim” Bradford, 88, passed away on Friday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.

Jim was born in Barry County, Missouri on March 10, 1932 to the late Everett and Olive Montgomery Bradford. He was married to the late Alma Baker Bradford who preceded him in death on September 16, 1997. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Army.

After being discharged from the Army, Jim entered the rodeo circuit but realized that he should have remained in the military and joined the United States Air Force where he served for 20 years. Following his military career, Jim continued to work as a pipe fitter with Flour Daniels before his retirement.

A private service for the family and close friends will be held by the graveside on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Pleasant Hill O.F.W.B. Church Cemetery.

Jim is survived by his sons, Michael Eugene Bradford and Billy Maurice Bradford and wife Kim; brother, Kenneth Bradford of Queen City, TX; and his grandchildren including: B.J. Bradford and wife Kasey and Cassie Bradford and fiancée, Matthew Clark. He was anxiously awaiting the birth of his great-grandson, Frankie Lee Bradford.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Danny Earl Bradford and Allen Ray Bradford; sister, Marjorie Bagwell; and brother, Norris Bradford.

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