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Ronnie Gary Bradford

July 18, 1943 — December 6, 2023

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Ronnie Gary Bradford age 80, was born on July 18,1943 in Fort Worth, Texas to John L. & Pauline Bradford.

He went to be with Jesus on December 6, 2023, at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.

He had four siblings, Johnny Bradford, Larry Bradford, Harold Bradford, and a sister Lana Bradford Hicks.

He was married to his beautiful wife (Linda Chambliss Bradford) for 56 years. He had two children Annette Bradford Johnson, a son William Gary Bradford, (son in law) Tim Johnson, four grandchildren Micah, Abigail, Gabrielle and Emma Johnson.

He was a son, a wonderful husband, a brave soldier, a great father, an awesome grandpa, friend, teacher, gardener, and an amazing cook. Most of all a servant of Jesus.

Ronnie graduated from TECH High school of Fort Worth, Texas in 1960. He attended Arlington State College 1961-1964, earned a Associates Of Science Degree, Majoring in Electrical Technology and spent 2 years in ROTC at Arlington State College. Attended Westminster Bible College 1964-1967 earned a bachelor's in religion Majoring in Christian Education.

Served 2 years in the United States Army 1968-1970 Fire Direction Control Operator, Artillery Section Chief/Gunner and Brigade Hospital Liaison NCO and Honorably discharged from Active duty.

Went to North Texas State University 1974-1976 earned a Master of Education, Majoring in Counseling with a minor in Psychology. Master of Science in Computer Information Technology earned at Regis University in Denver, Colorado 2005.

Ronnie taught at schools and universities, was a Computer Programmer at Bell Helicopter, Computer Science Corporation, Harris Hospital and a Software Engineer at L3 Communications.

Preceded in death by his parents: John L. & Pauline Bradford, Brothers- Johnny Bradford, Larry Bradford.

Survived by: His wife Linda Sue Bradford, Daughter Annette Johnson, Son William Gary Bradford, son in law Tim Johnson, four grandchildren Micah, Abigail, Gabrielle, and Emma Johnson.

Brother Harold Bradford and Sister-in-law Dana Bradford of Amarillo, Texas, Sister Lana Kay Hicks and brother-in-law Alvin Hicks of Ochlocknee, Georgia. Sister-in-law Judy Bradford of Arlington, Texas, Sister-in-law Beth Bradford of Parker, Colorado, Sister in laws Yvonne Chambliss, Gail Greene and Brother-in-law Robert Greene of Hurst, Texas, Sister-in-law Patsy and brother-in-law Perry Coghlan of SpringHill, Tenn., Sister-in-law Amanda Devine of Tacoma, Washington, Sister-in-law Beth Ely of Norcross, Georgia., numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, December 10, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lucas Funeral Home - Chapel

1601 South Main Street, Keller, TX 76248

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Committal Service with Military Honors

Monday, December 18, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Dallas - Fort Worth National Cemetery

2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211

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