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Memorial Service

Freedom Full Gospel
Friday January 7th, 2022

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Lyle Gene Bradford

Lyle Gene Bradford, 66, of Wharncliffe, WV went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at his residence surrounded by family and friends January 3rd, 2022. He was born on April 6th, 1955, in Welch, WV to Arnold “Gene” and Violet (Hatfield) Bradford. He was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-nine years and mother of his children, Donna Kay Bradford; sister, Freda Gibson; three brothers, Dexter, Artie, and Quinn Bradford; and his father, Arnold “Gene” Bradford. He attended Browning Fork House of Faith.

He was a coal miner for thirty years then retired. His positive attitude and smile were contagious. It wasn’t possible to be in his company and have a bad day. Despite his incredibly excellent musical talent on just about any instrument, he never sought fame or fortune. He would always say that his talent was meant for the Lord. He was a humble WV Coal Miner and musician with extraordinary talent and a love for family, friends, and God.

Those left to cherish his loving memory includes his wife of twelve years, Sherry (Jeffrey) Bradford of Wharncliffe, WV; his mother, Violet Bradford; one son, Heath (Valerie) Bradford of Gilbert, WV; two daughters, Tina (Kevin) Dockstader of Lerona, WV and Michelle (Jason) Dooney of North Carolina; three brothers, Winfred (Sissy) Bradford of Baisden, WV, Alford (Tammy) Bradford of Grafton, WV, and Doyle (Toni) Bradford of Bluefield, WV; grandchildren, Donavan Bailey of Baisden, WV, Jeanna Bradford of Gilbert, WV, Emma and Bruce Dooney of North Carolina, and Megan and Tyler Dockstader; special friends, Rebel Blankenship, Lionel Browning, and Corky Rasnick; special cousins, Buck Hatfield and Irvin Gibson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Friday, January 7th, 2022, at Freedom Full Gospel Assembly House of Prayer with Rev. Kenneth Pool, Bishop Anthony Hudgins, and Pastor Diamond Carter officiating. The visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lyle Bradford

Leo and Susie Ball Jan 6 2022 9:53 PM

To all the Bradford family I'm so so sorry for your loss! Praying for peace & comfort for all of you! I have so many memories of my friend :) One memory I have always carried close to my heart was playing music & singing with Lyle! This was many years ago when Lyle just played guitar & I had an old upright piano that was for the most part out of tune but we sure had fun singing all the old gospel songs :) I will cherish our friendship till the end of my journey! Until then enjoy playing that Steele with the Angels my friend! We will meet again! Fly High my brother, fly high!

Pat Dudleson Jan 6 2022 8:51 AM

I'm so sorry! I have so many treasured memories of Lyle when we were younger :) Every time we got together we would always play & sing together! He with his guitar at the time he didn't play steel guitar yet :) & me playing on an old upright piano with half the keys not working or even in tune lol but I wouldn't trade any of those memories for anything! You will be missed my friend, my brother! Until we meet again keep playing till I get there! Give all our friends a big hug for me :)

Pat Dudleson Jan 5 2022 10:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort from the Holy Spirit as you pay tribute to your brother. Rejoice that he has made his Heavenly journey home with Jesus.

Joy Lane Meadows Jan 5 2022 10:56 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lyle Bradford

Mark Lendearo Jan 4 2022 6:53 PM

My dearest friend I'm going to miss you, your friendship for the past 48years is something I'll cherish for the rest of my days. Until we meet again ,Love you Brother

Danny Layne Jan 4 2022 4:34 PM

My precious friend. we had some great times playing music. Lyle was for sure a great musician and fun to hang out with. RIP my dear brother..
Bishop Steve Robinette

Steve Robinette Jan 4 2022 4:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lyle Bradford

Judy Slagle Jan 4 2022 4:14 PM

Lyle was for a great friend. He truly was a very accomplished and talented musician. Enjoyed our time as friends
Bishop Steve Robinette

Steve Robinette Jan 4 2022 4:09 PM

Praying for comfort for this precious family.You are forever dear to this family.!

Winston and Joyce Jan 4 2022 3:51 PM

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