Community Mourns Charles “Charlie” J. Bradley

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Charles Bradley

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA — Charles “Charlie” J. Bradley, 77, of Antioch, Califorinia and Merritt Island , Florida, born April 9, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, , passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Florida (Flo); mother-in-law, Sarah Farrington; sons, Chuck, wife Linda, Steven, wife Jenny, Dale (deceased), Gregory (deceased) wife Joy, and Roderick, wife Donna; daughter, Sornette; grandsons, Roderick II, Gregory II, Stephon, Ethan, and David (D. J.); granddaughters, Spring, Kristina, Shannon, Rodesha, and Karrina; great-grandsons, Austin, Drake, Gregory III, and Jude; great-granddaughter, Princessa; sisters, Virginia, (H) Frank, Deloris, (H) Frank Sr., Jeri, (H) Robert, Faye and Anita, (H) Frank; and brother-in-law, Chester.

He will also be missed by a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Charlie grew up in Chicago, Illinois, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and graduated from University of Redlands, BSBA.

Charlie worked as an engineer for over 40 years with the Northrop Grumman Marine Division, other Defense Contractors, and Defense Sub Contractors.

He attended First Baptist Church of Merritt Island.

He received record of achievement in leadership roles in the U.S. Navy Submarine Division (Missile Control Center Supervisor on an SSBN).

He was a member of the following: Moose Lodge #2073, Merritt Island, Florida, Port Canaveral Yacht Club, Port Canaveral, Florida, Driftwood Yacht Club, Oakley, California, Football (Team Captain), Elks (Past Exalted Ruler), and Family (Successful Children)!

He was an avid reader, constitutionalist, and captain of his yacht, Calypso.

He loved and was loved by his family and friends dearly.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 101 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach, Florida, 321-784-0116

Followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m., at the Moose Lodge, No 2073, 3150 North Courtney Pkwy., Merritt Island, Florida.