Billy R. Bradley, 79, of Brunswick, passed away March 10, 2018, at his residence.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim McIlrath officiating.
A visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Inurnment, with military honors, will be held at a later date in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.
Mr. Bradley was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Union, Miss., to Jesse Webster Bradley and Martha Louise Taylor Bradley. He was a 1957 graduate of Nicholls High School in Nicholls, Ga., and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during Vietnam. He received an associate’s degree in theology from Young Harris College, and a master’s degree from Austin Peay State University. He was a 32nd-degree Mason with Cross Plains Lodge 627 F&AM of Cross Plains, Tenn. Mr. Bradley had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 40 years, having taught math and science at Jane Macon Middle School, Risley Middle School, Glynn Middle School and Todd Grant Elementary. He had also been employed as conference coordinator and groupsales with Epworth by the Sea for many years. He was the former pastor of Woods Grove Baptist Church in Hiawassee, Ga., and New Hope Baptist Church in Adairsville, Ky.
Survivors include his wife, Suzi Bradley; children, Phillip Bradley (Kim), Kati Yaseen Bradley, Michael Bradley (Kimberly) and Ayisha Bradley, all of Brunswick, and a daughter, Traci Bradley Janes-Tillman (Craige) of Jesup; grandchildren, Drake Bradley, Kayla Janes, Anna Janes, Destiny Elliott, Ariana Bradley, Journey Rae Kennedy and William Schuler; a brother, Bobby Bradley (Wanda) of Eufaula, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Bradley Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to any local veterans orginization.
Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.