JOPLIN, Mo. —
Henry Paul Bradley, the son of Robert Earl Bradley and Bessie Graham Bradley, was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Vera, Knox County, Texas, and died Oct. 15, 2013, at the home of his son in Joplin.
A veteran of the second World War, he enlisted in the Army upon his 18th birthday and served as medic while stationed in the Philippines. At the conclusion of the war he was transferred to Brooks Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. While there he met and on May 10, 1946, married Mary Patricia Johnson, a member of the Womens Army Corp also serving at the medical center. Upon receiving a discharge from the Army he began his career in the seed industry, first in Omaha, Neb., and then in various cities and towns in Texas and in Missouri. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, of Joplin, and past president and a life member of the Missouri Seedmen's Association.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he is preceded in death by his sister and her husband, Glenna and James Fry; and a sister-in-law, Olive Bradley.
He is survived by two brothers and their wives, Ted and Ann Bradley, of Bryant, Ark., and Tim and Linda Bradley, of Granbury, Texas; three sons, Timothy G. Bradley and his wife, Kathy, of Longmont, Colo., Robert L. Bradley and his wife, Susan, of Joplin, and Patrick D. Bradley, of Joplin; six grandchildren, Adam Bradley, Mollie Bradmon and her husband, Jay, Mary Hannigan and her husband, K.B., Paul Bradley and his fiancé, Samantha, Danny Bradley and Emily Bradley; and four great-grandchildren, Evyn and Teagan Bradley and Patrick and Katy Hannigan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, of Joplin. Rev. Bruce Jacobs will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, Iowa. Rev. Bruce Hauswirth will officiate. Friends may sign the register and pay their respect during regular mortuary visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Online condolences may be made at www.masonwoodard.com