Obituary of Alfred Bradbury (1931 – 2021) – Auburndale, Florida
Obituary of Alfred Ivan Bradbury
Mr. Alfred Ivan Bradbury, at the age of 90, a resident of Lakeland passed away on Thursday December 16, 2021 in Lakeland Regional surrounded by his family. Mr. Bradbury was born February 9, 1931 in Alpena, Michigan, the son of Edward Robert and Ella May (Millard) Bradbury. He was a resident of Lakeland for many years, United States Air Force veteran, mechanic, machinist, tax assessor, and retired as Director of Presque Isle County Equalization, in Michigan. He was a builder who built seven houses. He will be remembered as a string instrument maker – having made 15 violins, several guitars and mandolins, and refurbished many damaged instruments to be like new! He loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, golfing and just being in the woods! His family has always been Alfred’s priority – working two supply jobs while taking the time to take his children hunting and fishing. He was a committed Christian – serving for many years as a host, usher and treasurer in his local Church of the Nazarene.
Alfred was a member of the Florida Holiness Camp in Lakeland. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother – Leonard; sister – Bertha and great-granddaughter – Leah. Alfred is survived by his loving family, married for 70 years – Charlotte Bradbury of Lakeland; son – Steven Bradbury of Lakeland; 2 daughters – Linda (Duane) Rensberry from Highland, IL and Charlyn (John) Nutter from Bourbonnais, IL; 8 grandchildren; 7 grandchildren in foster care; 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitations will be at 9:00 a.m. with funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22 at the Florida Holiness Camp Grounds, 3335 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803. Grave and burial with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of Florida to Bushnell. Arrangements by: Kersey Funeral Home.
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Posted by Kersey Funeral Home on December 19, 2021.