Russell Bradley, Jr.

Russell Lee Bradley, Jr.

Wednesday, August 1st, 1945 - Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Russell L. Bradley, Jr., 73, of Deford died following many health struggles Monday, January 14, 2019 in University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. He was born August 1, 1945 in Grayling to Russell Lee and Rosa (Tincham) Bradley. He married Janet Mae Hurd Parrish July 27, 2001 in Ubly.
After graduating from high school, Russell joined the U.S. Army. He served with the First Cavalry in Vietnam serving from 1962 through 1966. Russ worked for the Village of Cass City Department of Public Works for 34 years. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. Russ was a member of Deford Community Church. He truly loved nature and watching all the wildlife in his back yard. Russ was an animal lover and his cats, Shasta and Misty, miss him already.
Russell is survived by his wife, Janet; children: Juanita (Floyd) Myers of Midland, Dawn (Steve) Bradley of Kissimmee, FL, Bradford (Mary) Bradley of Cass City, Andrew (Amanda) Bradley of Caro; daughter-in-law, Lisa Bradley of Cass City; grandchildren: Kristen, William, Jeremiah; sisters: Janet Dudock of Flint, Ida (Norman) Jones of Pinconning, Kathy (William) Lang of Rose City; many nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by Janet’s family: Dawn (Carl ‘Chip’) Parrott of Branchville, SC, David (Lisa) Parrish of Grand Junction, CO, Jeff (Cyndi) Parrish of Cass City, Michael Parrish of Branchville, SC, Jamie (Amanda) Parrish of Clarkston and their families. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary Lee Bradley; sister and brother-in-law, Luanna and Lowell Chestnut and his parents.
Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 in Deford Community Church with Pastor David Cooper officiating. Memorials may be made to Tuscola County Pet Friendz or Deford Community Church. Military honors under the direction of VFW Post #3644 and U.S. Army. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 in Deford Community Church - Deford

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Deford Community Church
    1392 Kingston Road
    DEFORD, MI 48729
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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Deford Community Church
    1392 Kingston Road
    DEFORD, MI 48729
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    Pastor David Cooper
  • Reception

    Deford Community Church
    1392 Kingston Road
    DEFORD, MI 48729
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Juanita Myers

Posted at 04:20pm
Thank you to everyone who came to Dad's memorial service. It was a beautiful celebration of his life. I will always cherish the memories of Dad and Mom taking us kids camping at Uncle Bill and Aunt Kathy's every summer. We always stopped at Uncle Norm and Aunt Ida's on the way to camping. We enjoyed several Thanksgiving Day dinners at Uncle Bob and Aunt Jan's. My dad lived his Christian life by example always reading his bible, giving encouragement, inspiration, guidance and love. He always challenged his children to be our best. He had a warm pride for all we accomplished and a bright hope for the dreams we hold in our hearts. He was a very proud Dad! He had a smile that warms, words that encourage and a heart that loved and gave so freely. To my sister Dawn, brother Brad & Andy, sister-in-law Lisa, may Dad's spirit always live thru us to make a positive difference in this world. To Kristen, William & Jermiah, you were grandpa's pride and joy. He loved us all very much. Dad may you rest in peace in heaven with Gary. I am honored to be your daughter and will always be a Daddy's girl. Love, Juanita

Connie Payne

Posted at 09:13pm
I want to thank everyone for coming to the service, it means so much. Russ was a wonderful and hard working man. God gave us 10 wonderful children, our 5 and their mates, with 3 wonderful grandchildren. I pray Janet that God gives you his peace.
Janet, Ida and Kathy and family I pray that God gives you peace also. Children I love you, Kristen, William and Jermiah grandma loves you.
Russ is walking on streets of pure gold.
Family, we are so blessed to have each other.
Connie ( Bradley) Payne

Christine Krieger

Posted at 03:32pm
In honor of Mr. Russell Lee Bradley, Jr.
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Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 07:42pm
I will miss Russell very much. I was young when he came into our family as my brother in law. I remember how he use to call me Jenny Ben i not only lost a loving family member I also lost a friend. I will miss him greatly but I know I will see him again

Dawn Bradley

Posted at 08:27am
Me and dad

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