Donald Ray Bradley II

October 11, 2015

Donald Ray Bradley II, 61, of rural Frankfort, died October 11, 2015 at Witham Hospital, Lebanon, following a brief illness.  Born January 1, 1954 in Indianapolis, IN to Donald Ray & Dorothy May (Reef) Bradley.  He married Violet Bradley on November 20, 1988 in Frankfort and she survives.  Mr. Bradley attended Thomas Carr Howe High School and received his GED while serving in the U.S. Navy. He had been a sheet metal worker with the Sheet Metal Local #20 for 33 years, retiring in 2013. Donald was a member of the New Life Christ Church. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the service beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Wife: Violet Bradley of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Crystal Lynne (Lee) Gunn of Thorntown, Son: Christisfor Aaron Bradley at home, 4 Sisters: Mary Melody Okey of Coffeeville, KS, Dorothy Angela (David) Steele of Indianapolis, Christal Gay (Larry) Cook McGrew of Lacombe, LA, C. Joy Bradley of Coffeeville, KS, 3 Grandchildren: Tyler A. Kenyon, Riley A. Gunn and Dallas K. Gunn all of Thorntown, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

his parents and his brother, Daniel Joe Bradley.


Leave your Condolences

29 Condolences for “Donald Ray Bradley II”

  1. Gena Carson October 12, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Don was such a Godly man. He did so much for so many people. Every time I saw Don he ALWAYS had a smile on his face. I’m sorry for your loss, I did not know he was ill. Many prayers to you all during this difficult time. May GOD wrap you in his arms with peace and love!

  2. Fred & Starlin Myers October 12, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Violet, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Pray God’s comfort will be with you, and your family.

  3. Donna Clampitt October 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Violet, My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I love you sweet friend.
    John 16:22 – “And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.”
    Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
    I know that God has His loving arms wrapped all around you. Seek comfort in His peace and strength.

  4. Cheryl Ponzar October 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    So very sorry for your loss…continued prayers for you and your family Violet, hugs my friend

  5. Nancy & Buck Stinnett October 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Violet and family, we are so sorry and know we are thinking of you. Prayers. Nancy & Buck.

  6. Violet Fitzhugh October 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Violet I so wish I was closer. I know it’s hard but he is in no more pain. You will see him again. Hugs. Violet Fitzhugh

  7. Julie Roche October 12, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    i am so sorry Violet. My prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to believe he is in a better place and you will be with him again some day.

  8. Stephanie October 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you Comfort in this time of sorrow.

  9. Debbie Mullins October 12, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    May God’s love and peace comfort all of you during this time. You and your family are in our prayers.

  10. Pat Miles October 12, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Violet. I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you strength and a measure of peace as you face these difficult days. It is not for us to understand and all we can do is pray for strength. You are ever in my prayers……… your card group friend, Pat Miles

  11. Jim & Susan Markins October 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Violet and family, so sorry for your loss. Some things I remember about Don was he always had a smile on his face and loved to help people. If there was a project going on at the church, he was probable there. He said he loved my pies and he was always there to buy some when we would have fund raisers at church. I am sure he will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Jeryl Gillespie October 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Sorry for your loss . Praying for you and your family .

  13. Lori Snyder October 12, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss Violet and family. So happy for his gain. Oh to be in the arms of JESUS! God bless you all and bring you peace. In Christs love, Lori

  14. Jackie Foster October 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Violet, my heart is week and heavy for you. I can’t believe how fast he went. I’m praying and thinking of you. Let know if you need anything. Love you ❤

  15. Brenda Pletch October 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Violet and family,
    Terry and I are so very sorry for the sudden loss of Don in your life. We know it will be very difficult for you in the days ahead. We will be in prayer for the perfect peace that passes all understanding until you meet again. Much love is with your family in thought.

  16. Jean Lear October 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    So proud to know Don and his family as a friend. A very strong christian man who sought Jesus as his Savior. May Violet and his children find comfort and peace knowing that Don is walking the streets of gold with Jesus, family and friends. RIP Don

  17. Penny Lautzenheiser October 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Deeply sorry for your loss. I pray God comforts you during this very difficult time.

    Hugs & love,

  18. Larry & Susan Purvis October 13, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Violet, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of Don. Though we only knew him for a short while the time spent in Sunday School with him was enjoyable.

  19. Roy and Debbie Purvis October 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength for you and your children.

  20. Eric Clawson October 13, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Rest in Peace Brother Don.

  21. Darla & John Large October 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Donald was always smiling at church, I didn’t realize he was sick. Prayers & Hugs for his family, God Bless You All! John & Darla Large

  22. Steve Blickenstaff October 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Don and I became good friends our last couple years of work. Don and his big heart helped me get thru my last years of work. With me having a muscular dystrophe, Don looked after the things I couldn’t do. Him having health symptoms himself. We talked of God, family, politics, and work many times. I will look forward to seeing Don on the other side.

    Steve Blickenstaff

  23. Patti Crockett October 14, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Violet and family….so sorry for your loss. Don always said hello and had a great smile. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace in the days to come.

  24. LaDawna Roberts October 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Dad and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. We didn’t know anything was wrong with him. Call if you need anything.

  25. Chris Ince Flynn October 15, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Dearest Violet, Crystal and Christisfor and Grandchildren. I will never forget all the smiles and encouragement Donny gave to me and my family. He and you all were and still are part of your lives. May our Father God Comfort you with His Precious Holy Spirit, now and in the days to come. May all your needs be met in our Jesus. My heart aches for each of you, much love to you all.

  26. Kim Hagan October 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Crystal, Lee, Tyler, Riley & Dallas,
    Our thoughts, prayers, love & hugs are with you during this sad & rough time. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to your Mom & brother also.
    Kim, Christina & Carson

  27. Michelle Bradley October 15, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Dear cousin Donald Bradley, I am sorry to hear that you have passed from this Earth, especially after a painful illness, but I know you will be well cared for in the Kingdom of Heaven. May God Bless you and Keep you, until we all meet again.

    Love cousin Michelle and Family

  28. Jeffery Long October 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    I’ve known Donny for many years, and he will be missed. My prayers go out to the family. So sorry for your loss. Don was a true Christian man and I’m glad I got to know him.

  29. Matthew Hobaugh October 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I didn’t know Don was sick. I am so sad to hear he passed away. He will be so missed! My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. I pray that the Lord will cover you all with his peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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