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William "Bill" Bradley

June 25, 1956 - September 15, 2015

William “Bill” Bradley, 59, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at the Brian Center under the care of Four Seasons Hospice. He was the son of the late Evelyn Katherine Brown and Max Charles Bradley of Cullowhee. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Bernard Bartlett Brown and Ellen Katherine Brown and two grandsons, Brayden Barrera and Xander Bautista.

Bill was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and former Executive Director of Hearts with Hands where he was able to help those in need by serving the Lord, Jesus Christ. He was the former president of BEACON (Buncombe Emergency Assistance Coordinating Network), a reserve deputy with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and served as supervisor of the campus police for Western Carolina University for 12 years.

Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years this Friday, Janice Messer Bradley; four daughters, Shavonne “Shay” Barrera and husband, Victor, Aimee Bautista and husband, Alex, both of Candler, Vanessa Davis and significant other, Mike Satterfield, of Hendersonville, and Sara Bradley and significant other, Matt Potito, of Maryland; seven grandchildren, A.J., Ethan, Addison, Anahi, Araceli, Alina and Braxton; two sisters, Jeanette Brown and husband Charlie (who was more like a brother to Bill) of Arden, and Kathy Peek and husband Randy of TN; sisters in Christ, Silky Love Caldwell, Summer Wilson and Jessica Daughterery; nephews, Charlie, Christian and Alan; nieces, Stefeni, Miranda and Megan; brother-in-law, Gene Wilson Messer and wife Marsha; sister-in-law, Roslyn Hunter and husband Bob; his dog and companion, “Lexi Love,” and countless faithful friends.

A memorial service will be held 2pm on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Service Information

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm

Location:

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Memorial Information


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