BRADFORD, Jr., James Turner, age 78, passed away at his home in Mt. Juliet surrounded by his family on November 11, 2017. Mr. Bradford was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was a good Godly man. He was an active member in Gideons International for many years and served as Deacon at Silver Springs Baptist church for 40+ years. Mr. Bradford was employed with Rudy’s Sausage for 33 years and was co-owner in James Meat Co. in Cookeville, TN from 1991-1999.
He was preceded in death by parents, James T. & Ora Marie Bradford. Survived by wife of 61 years, Betty Bradford; children, Gail (Steve) Burnette, Tawana (Doug) Flatt, Lynn (Tim) Everett and Jim (Dawn) Bradford; sister, Reba (Joe) Duke; grandchildren, Stephanie (George) Neal, Brandon (Rachel) Burnette, Tamara (Jeremy) Smartt, James (Beverley) Flatt, Loree (Josh) Eaker, Christy Everett, J. T. Everett, Kaitlyn Everett, Michaela Everett, Joey Everett, April Everett, Lizzy Everett, David Everett, Isaac Everett, Hannah Bradford, Holden Richmond and Brant (Shelby) Richmond; great-grandchildren, Ora Neal, Helen Neal, Tatum Browning, Kipton Browning, Jacob (Sierra) Smartt, Allie Smartt, and Lilly Eaker; great-great-grandchild, Adeline Smartt; niece and nephews, Jeff (Angie) Duke, Jeremy (Shannon) Duke and Lana (Randall) Barton; and several great nieces & nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Chuck Young and Bro. Russ Stephens officiating. Interment followed the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Brandon Burnette, James Flatt, J. T. Everett, Joey Everett, George Neal, Jeremy Smartt and Josh Eaker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: David Everett, Isaac Everett, Holden Richmond, Brant Richmond and J. P. Wietrick. Visitation with the family was Monday, November 13 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 14 from 12 noon until time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International at www2.gideons.org/donate.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com