Alton Benjamin Bradley
October 7, 1921 - July 22, 2009


Alton Benjamin Bradley, born October 7, 1921 in Greenwood, DE went to be with his Lord on July 22, 2009 with his wife of 61 years, Olivia Godwin Bradley by his side. He died peacefully at Crystal Bluffs in Morehead City, NC where he had lived since February 2009.

After retiring from 30 years in the US Army in 1970 he and his wife Olivia chose to retire to the State of Florida where they resided for many years. While in Florida he worked as a Postman in the St. Petersburg, FL area for 12 years. During his Army career he served in the European Theatre, the French Embassy, and Vietnam. His service to his country included serving as a paratrooper with the 101 st Airborne Division in Germany, the 82 nd Airborne Division based out of Ft. Bragg, NC, the 504 the Airborne Infantry based out of Ft. Bragg, NC, and the 187th Airborne Combat Team serving in Japan.

He enjoyed golf, fishing and taxidermy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Davis Bradley and Mary Elizabeth Rickards. Surviving are two brothers Charles Rickards of Milford, DE and George Bradley of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters Phyllis Clifton of Milton, DE and Jean Bradley Wilson of Wilmington, DE; nieces and nephews Cynthia Murray, Robert Bradley, Susan Popisil, Joe Wilson, Charlene Bradley, Albert Rickards, III, Ron Rickards, Mary Lisa Gede, Robert C. Clifton, Richard Clifton, and Belinda Burton.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 12 Noon, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE with the Rev. William Hopkins officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment with full miliitary honors will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, DE.

Friends May Call

Monday July 27, 2009, 11 AM - 12 Noon at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium
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Funeral Services

Monday July 27, 2009, 12 Noon - 1 PM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium
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Monday July 27, 2009, 2 PM at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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