Richard E. “Bud” Bradley, 88


Richard E. “Bud” Bradley, 88, of Greenville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, at SSM Health Saint Louis University.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the First Christian Church in Greenville. The Rev. Tyson Graber will officiate. Assalley Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bradley was born Oct. 3, 1933 in Quincy, the son of Ellis Eugene and Cleola (Brock) Bradley. He married Theresa Herman on June 26, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. They enjoyed 22 years of marriage. He later married Debra Bradley.

Mr. Bradley proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1962. He was known for his interest in the Bible and his devotion to his family and friends. He had a wonderful singing voice and was a true baseball fan. He was able to combine these two traits when he was asked to sing the National Anthem at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in the 1960s. He later volunteered  at a hospice bringing comfort and solace to those in Greenville who were terminally ill.

Mr. Bradley is survived by his children, Chad (wife Rosie) Jackson of Kewanee, Kevin Bachmann of Greenville, Julie Chinn of Lake St. Louis, MO, Laura Christian of Oklahoma City, OK, Andrea (husband Steve) Suess of Maryville, and Mindy (husband Christian) Beaureard of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Diego Jackson of RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, England, Elena Jackson of Kewanee, Laura Elizabeth Chinn of Strasburg, Germany, Katie Efferson of Shreveport, LA, Danae Christian of Oklahoma City, OK, Ben Christian of Oklahoma City, OK, Paul Suess of Collinsville, and Tony Suess of Collinsville; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ellis and Cleola; and his wife Debra.

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