NLJ Staff


Aug. 14, 1930–June 7, 2021

Robert Eugene Bradley, 90 of Greenfield, Ind., passed away on June 7, 2021, with his family by his side. 

He was born on Aug. 14, 1930, in Columbus, Ind., to the late John R. and Elva Bradley.

Bob left high school to join the Navy where he trained and served as a machinist. After his time in the Navy, he spent over 35 years working as a tool and die maker at Thomas & Skinner and Western Electric. 

When Bob retired, he began working as a gunsmith in Newcastle, Wyo. He loved to work with his hands, and was a man of
many talents. 

He met the love of his life, Catherine, when they were both 18. They married on Valentine’s Day in 1950 and began to travel the country and grow their
family together.

Bob is survived by his wife of over 71 years, Catherine Pauline Bradley; daughters, Debra (Ron) Johnson, and Kathy Turner; sons, Mike (Darlene) Bradley, and Steve (Kathy) Bradley; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. 

He is preceded in passing by his parents; brothers, James Bradley, and Charles Bradley; and sisters, Mary Alice Boyle, and Marie Coffman.

Friends and family are invited to gather at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, at Flanner Buchanan – Washington Park East (10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46229), where a funeral service will begin at noon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Please visit to sign the online guest register



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