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Originally published: 2013-05-13 15:17:33
Last modified: 2013-05-13 15:17:31

Phillip Ray Bradley

Phillip Ray Bradley, 57, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home.

A native of Transylvania County, he was a son of the late Horace and Susie Phillips Bradley. He had lived in Seattle, Wash., and San Diego, Calif., prior to moving to Hendersonville in April of last year.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was a Civil Service professional who worked for many years on aircraft carriers and submarines. He was a very spiritual person and attended and supported the Calvary Chapel of Asheville. He also supported mission minded organizations in San Diego as well as those in Western North Carolina. He loved the ocean and was an avid angler.

Mr. Bradley is survived by two children, Nichole Alexia Heim and Noel A. Heim; his brother, James Bradley and his wife, Dawn; two nieces, one nephew, two great-nieces, one great-nephew, and many loving aunts and relatives in Franklin and Northern Georgia.

A funeral was held 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville. The Rev. Eric Cornette officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family received friends for one hour before the service at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 1512, Hendersonville, NC 28793. To sign the online register book, please visit