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Thomas L. "Buddy" Bradford, Jr.
Date of Death or Service May 11, 2019
Thomas L.

 A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Union Cemetery, Dickson, TN.  Family and friends will gather for a time to visit and share memories on Tuesday from 2:00 PM until 3:45 PM at the Taylor Funeral Home. 

Thomas Lester "Buddy" Bradford, Jr., age 86 of Burns, TN, died on May 11, 2019. 

He was born Sept. 20, 1932 in Athens, AL.  He was a son of the late Thomas L., Sr. and Loucille Barksdale Bradford.  He served his Country in the U.S. Navy (1951-1955) on the destroyer, USS Shannon and he was one of the original crew members of the USS McCain.  He was a graduate of the Indiana Technical College in Fort Wayne, IN.  He moved back to Tennessee where he worked at Heil Quaker, Seco, and TVA.  In 1965 he began a career as mechanical engineer with the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville, TN.  In 1988 he retired and continued to live in Burns, TN and work on his golf game.   Thomas was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Delaine Freeman.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Pauline “Polly” Moore Bradford; his daughters, Judy Jones (David) of Naples, FL, Diane Bradford of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Linda Bradford (Dawn) of Frankilin, TN, and Tina Moody (Charles) of Charlotte, TN; grandchildren, Isabella Moody, and Alexandra Osias(Tiffany); great grandchildren, Tegan and Truman Osias.


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