OBITUARY: Earl Walton Bradley


Earl Walton Bradley, age 86, of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home with family by his side, on May 30, 2024.

He was born in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late James Harold Bradley and Mabel (Louallen) Bradley, on April 5, 1938.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church for 69 years. He was a graduate of Ashland City High School class of 1957. Earl was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He worked as a car dealer for Bradley Motors and retired as a used car dealer of 25 years. He was an avid lover of golf. Earl and his wife Jane just celebrated 65 years of loving marriage on April 4, 2024.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mabel Bradley; son, Kendall Shane Bradley; sisters, Bonnie Cannon and Dimple Bell; and grandchild, Alexandria Bradley.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jane (Frazier) Bradley; sons, Kevin Bradley (Yvonne) and Kent Bradley; daughter, Karen Bradley Hampton; brothers, Jimmy Bradley and David Bradley (Shirley); sisters, Kathy Wright (Buddy), Barbara Jenkins, Sherry (Clyde) White, are Joyce Stone; grandchildren, Blake, Erica, Magen, Tyson, Shea, Halie, Hannah, and Cameron; and great-grandchildren, Perrin, Aviendha, Stratton, Starkville, Keller, Slater, Josie, Paisleigh, Palmer, and Mason.

Funeral service will be on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 1 pm in the chapel with Brother Shiloh Hackett, Eric Thomsen, and Derek Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City, Tennessee. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2 pm to 7 pm and on Monday from 10 am until service hour of 1 pm. Serving as active pallbearers will be Blake Bradley, Tyson Bradley, Cameron Bradley, Nathan Lane, Ben Adkison, Thomas Moore, McTier Mosley and Steve Agostino. Honorary pallbearers are Poker Players at Thrive 55+, Myra Evans, Kim and Randy Blessing and family, and Kristen and Shawn McKenzie and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund or Thrive 55+ Cheatham County Funeral Home LLC 615-792-2552 online condolences may be made at


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