Freddie Bradley

October 22, 1946 ~ January 22, 2021 (age 74)



1946 – 2021


How do you sum up a life in just a few words? He wasn’t just a husband, father, son or brother, “he was a brother like no other”. Friends described him as “quite an unforgettable character” and that sums it up! Always ready to great you with a smile, he welcomed strangers and was eager to engage everyone in a conversation.  He was the most cheerful carhop that every worked at the Char Pit Drive In during the late 50’s early 60’s in Wurtland.

Freddie Ray Bradley was born in Ashland, KY on October 22, 1946. He grew up on the Boggs family farm in Warnock, KY. He did a bit of travelling living in Florida and Hawaii and later returned and settled down in Load, KY where he resided for more than forty years. He died on January 22, 2021 after an extended illness. He attended Load Christian Baptist Church.

Fred is survived by the love of his life, Regina, whom he married in 1966. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage in March. He always said “God gave him an Angel to love” when referring to Regina.

The pride of his life was his daughter Rhanell Via. Everyone will tell you that his happiness was complete when his granddaughter Darcey was born. Regina, Rhanell and Darcey live at Load, KY.

He was the third of three children.  His sisters Anita Gay Conley, Wurtland, KY and Rita Kaye Youngren, Las Vegas NV both survive him.

He is also survived by one niece, Kyra Conley, Flatwoods, and three nephews, Dane Conley, Liberty Township, OH, Keenan Hall, West Linn, OR and Tyler Youngren, Las Vegas, NV

His parents, Ermon Heinard Bradley and Ethel Aldeane (Boggs) Bradley; both preceded him in death.

His final resting place will be in the Bentley Family Cemetery at Load, KY.  His family will gather for a memorial service to be scheduled at a later date.

Wright Funeral Home in Greenup in Greenup KY has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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