John P. Bradford Sr., Marine Corps veteran

May 9, 2014

Mr. John P. Bradford Sr., 82, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Mr. Bradford was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Wilmington to the late Paul John and Ellen Braisch Bradford. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife Nellie in 2009; and a daughter, Sharon McGinnis in 2007.

He did many things over the years. He owned and operated The Sub House in Millsboro, did some farming, and held various part time positions. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served in the Korean War. John liked to travel, was a student of the Bible, and was devoted to his family. “Once a Marine, always a Marine!”

He is survived by three sons, John Paul Bradford Jr. and his wife Valerie of Millsboro, William Bradford and his wife Sharon of Millsboro and Robert W. Bradford and his wife Keri D. of Dagsboro; two daughters, Linda D. West and her husband Ronald of Georgetown and Pat Eitner and her husband Tim of Georgetown; two brothers, George Bradford and Ted Bradford; and two sisters, Delores Russell and Hilda Bradford. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; a dear friend Emma; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Sunday, May 11, at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Carey’s Cemetery, Millsboro.