The Rev. William Winifred Bradford of White Sulphur Springs, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 27, 2015, at his home after a long illness.
He was born September 4, 1925, at Stickney, WV, a son of the late Marshall and Pauline Bradford.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy and World War II. Mr Bradford was first of all a Christian and a faithful member of the Alvon United Methodist Church, who loved God and whose response to a prayer request was, “He’s a prayer answering God.” He loved people and always showed it with a big smile and a hug that felt like you’d just been hugged by the arms of God. The world will not shine as bright without his smile, but heaven is brighter because of it. Praise the Lord!
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Lee; and a daughter, Marsha Bradford.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia “Jenny” Bradford; a daughter, Patty Ann Manias of Whitesville, WV; granddaughters, Trish Luske and Chrissy Hudnall; great-granddaughter, Kaylee; great-grandson, Cameron; brothers, Neil Bradford of Hurricane, WV, and Fred Bradford of Stumpy Point, NC; and sisters, Ruth Ballard of Whitesville and Wilma Jane Pruitt of Richmond, VA.
In lieu of flowers, please, make donations to The Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 11 AM in the Alvon United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Gerald Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Pineview Cemetery Mausoleum in Orgas, WV.
Visitation will be two hours before the service at the church on Tuesday.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Whitesville in serving the family.
Obituary originally published in the March 2, 2015, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.