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Earl Thomas Bradley

May 6, 1949 — March 1, 2023


Earl Thomas "Tommy" Bradley, 73, of Owingsville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky surrounded by his family. 

He was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky on May 6, 1949.  The son of John Earl Bradley and Edith May Bradley. 

Tommy devoted his life to being a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a United States Army Veteran who served as a Combat Medic during the Vietnam War.  He retired from Southern States and was a lifelong farmer.  Tommy was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, camping and most of all he loved spending time with his beloved grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Dean Bradley and one sister, Brenda Hughes. 

Survivors include his parents, John Earl Bradley and Edith Bradley of Owingsville, his beloved wife of 54 years, Cheryl Williams Bradley, two sons, Tom Bradley (Michele) of Owingsville and Nathan Bradley (Melanie) of Mt. Sterling, five grandchildren, Hunter, Eli, Clayton, Lillian and Lincoln Bradley, one brother, James "Jimmy" Bradley (Katrina) of Owingsville, three sisters, Judy Guiler of Lexington, Carolyn Becker of Owingsville and Linda Hatton (Gerald) of Carlisle, Kentucky and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville with Pastor Rusty Hedrick and Rev. Lowell Rice officiating. 

Full Military honors along with burial will follow at the Longview Cemetery in Bethel, Kentucky. 

Visitation at the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville will be from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday. 

Contributions are suggested to Slaty Point Baptist Church and the Wounded Warrior Project. 

Pallbearers include, Mark Swartz, Juan Armitage, Denny Hawkins, Bob Calvert, Larry Bowling, Jim Bowling, Phillip Sorrell and Jay Caskey. 

Honorary Pallbearers include, Brendan Sadler, Dwayne Purvis, Scottie Elam, Tony Maze, Jim T. Whitaker and Keith Caldwell. 

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Owingsville is caring for all the arrangements for Tommy Bradley. 



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