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Arnoldean Bradford

June 8, 1935 — April 29, 2021

Arnoldean Bradford

Easley, SC – Mr. Arnoldean Bradford, age 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2021.

Mr. Bradford was born in Elbert County, Georgia on June 8, 1935 and was the son of the late Collie Bradford and Hazel Partain. He was a loving husband to Joyce Phillips Bradford. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Joyce Bradford and a daughter Robin Snelson (Tommy) from Easley, South Carolina and grandchildren Van Massingill (Haley), Alicia Reddy (Kevin), Bailey Bradford (fiancé Lukas), Daughter-in-law Amy Bradford and the love of his life great grand-daughter Paetyn Reddy. Also surviving are Step grandchildren Eric Snelson (Joy), Ashley Burt (David), Zachary Snelson, Caleb Snelson, Isaac Snelson and Hannah Plunk (Denson). Surviving siblings include Annette King from Hartwell, Georgia, Horace Bradford (Roselee) and Boyd Bradford (Mary Ann) both from Elberton, Georgia. Mr. Bradford was predeceased by a son Arnold Keith Bradford and a brother Frankie Bradford.

Mr. Bradford was a devout Christian of the Baptist Faith and a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church. Hobbies included his love of fishing, camping and cooking for large crowds. He was always willing to help his family and friends at any time he was needed. Dean, as he was affectionately known, started driving large big rig trucks and was eventually introduced to construction. He started his own construction business building houses for many years. For forty years of working he built houses, in addition to owning his own cabinet shop. He would take on small projects even in his “retirement”. He really enjoyed seeing the appreciation that others had after a project was completed.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Rock Springs Baptist Church at 201 Rock Springs Road #1430 Easley, South Carolina 29642. The family will gather at the church at 2:00 PM. The family is requesting that masks be worn.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Rock Springs Baptist Church building fund.

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Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Bradford family.

Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.

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