John “Chris” Bradley • December 27, 2022
John Christopher Bradley, age 72, passed away on December 27, 2022, at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he was the only son of Homer and Addie Bradley. He graduated from Shawnee High School before joining the military in 1969.
CSM John “Chris” Bradley served in the United States Army for 30 years, achieving the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He was a 4-time recipient of the Army Achievement Medal, 4-time recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, 4-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, 10-time recipient of the Army Good Conduct Medal, 2-time recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal. He also earned the Master Aircraft Crewman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. After retiring from the Army in 1999, he worked for the Department of Defense as a civilian and deployed 4 times to Iraq and Kuwait. The discipline and patriotism never left him as his friends and family will attest.
Chris was an avid music lover and a lifelong singer and guitar player. He collected guitars and was a part of 2 bands throughout his life, The Vibratones and Silverwood Express. He also loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and sported an endless supply of Harley t-shirts. His biggest love was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be forever in our hearts.
Chris is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ginger Bradley, and his 5 children, Michael (Paula) Bradley, Crystal Bradley, Tara (Jennifer) Soland, Dana (Kenny) Baker and Erin (Ivan) Currington. He is also left behind 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Addie Bradley, sister Karen Rock, and 2 sons, Tracey Bradley and Richard Goodin.
Services will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home on Monday, January 2 beginning at 10:00am.
The service will be available via live webcast for anyone that cannot attend. You may watch the webcast live and/or for 90 days after day of service by entering this website address into one of the compatible browsers (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox on a Windows computer/phone or Safari on an Apple Mac/iPhone):
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If you have any questions, please contact Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 850-944-0355.
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