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BRADFORD, Jimmy R. 1947-2012

BRADFORD, HARPER, CRAIG, ROBINSON, SCLAIR, WARREN, GOLIK, VASQUEZ

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 8/8/2012 at 13:13:22

[Waterloo Courier, Sunday, April 8, 2012]

Jimmy “Jim” R. Bradford, 64, of Altoona, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Taylor House Hospice, Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home, Newton. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association may be left at the funeral home.

Jim, the son of John Milton and Alberta Amanda (Harper) Bradford, was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Hampton. He graduated from SCI High, Cedar Falls, in 1965. He was united in marriage with Sandra Craig on March 1, 1975, in Newton. Jim worked as a truck driver and spent several years driving for Warren Transport. He had served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of AmVets Iowa Post #49 and the Knights of Columbus. Jim enjoyed country music, taking trips to Branson, Mo., with his wife, Sandra, and traveling. Recently, he took joy in connecting with friends on Facebook. Most of all, Jim enjoyed the time he spent with his family.

Those left to honor Jim’s memory include his wife, Sandra of Altoona; two daughters, Lynette Robinson of Statesboro, Ga., and Michelle Bradford of Dike; three grandchildren, Trey and Nick Robinson of Statesboro, and Cole Hoing of Dike; his sister, Jackie Bradford of Cedar Falls; his sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Sclair of Washington, Beverly Warren of Tennessee, Thelma Craig of Illinois, and Vicki (Jim) Golik and Sally (Dan) Vasquez, both of Newton; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.


 

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