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Joseph Robert Bradford
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Obituary for Joseph Robert Bradford

DURHAM: Joseph Robert Bradford, 87, died Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his home. He was born in Durham, the son of the late James Horace Bradford Sr. and Pearl Pittman Bradford. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Watts Bradford. Mr. Bradford was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from American Tobacco Company.

Mr. Bradford is survived by his daughters, Diane Bradford Smithey and husband David, Joan Bradford Russell and husband Randy; grandchildren, Lori Merritt and husband Brian, Ashley Kornegay and husband Brandon, Kevin Smithey and wife Jordan; 4 great grandchildren, brother, Wesley Bradford and sister, Ruth Bogie.

A graveside service will be held 11 A.M. Thursday, February 9th at Woodlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Ed Bogie officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 8th at Clements Funeral Home in Durham.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

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11:00 AM
Woodlawn Memorial Park

2107 Liberty St.
Durham, NC 27703


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