The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 9, 2012

Craig A. Bradford

The Joplin Globe


Craig A. Bradford, 34, of San Diego, Calif., entered into eternal rest after a short illness, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Craig was born June 10, 1978, at Manhattan, Kan., to Dale and Julie (Burrows) Bradford. Craig grew up in Riverton attending Riverton Schools from elementary through high school. After graduating he continued his education in marketing and served as a fundraiser for the Democratic Party.

In 2009, Craig and Angelina were married in California. She survives of the home.

Craig was a member of Galena Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years.

Craig volunteered weekly in feeding the homeless and where he was needed. He loved cats and dogs and enjoyed fishing with family. He was a Denver Broncos and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Craig will forever be missed by those who loved and knew him.

Craig is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Arlyn (Buzz) Bradford; and stepfather, Harry Bryant.

He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Bradford, of Mount Vernon, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Nellie Burrows, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; father, Dale Bradford, of Mt. Vernon; mother, Julie (Burrows) Lane, of Miami, Okla.; wife, Angelina Bradford, of the home; two brothers, Lonnie Bradford, of San Diego, and Ryan Bradford, of Mount Vernon; one favorite nephew, Payton Darnell Bradford, of Crestline, Kan.; and many cousins, other family members and cherished dear friend, Traci Chafin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. Pastor Travis Ford will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 12:30 p.m. until service time. Pallbearers for the service are Lonnie Bradford, Ryan Bradford, Kip Burrows, Trevor Burrows, Luke Burrows, Collin Burrows, Dylan Neely, Duncan Neely and Joey Flynn.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Derfelt Funeral Home to help with expenses.

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