King Edward Bradley, Jr. 75, of Keokuk died Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington, IA.
He was born February 26, 1945 in Keokuk, IA the son of King and Betty Stewart Bradley, Sr. King graduated from Keokuk Senior High School with the Class of 1963. Following graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a meteorologist.
On August 31, 1973 King was united in marriage to Norma Jean Walker in Quincy, IL. She survives.
He is also survived by one son, LaMont Eugene Walker, one daughter, Adiren Michelle Bradley both of Keokuk, five grandchildren, Armond Walker, Shantell Walker, Katonna Johnson, Anthony Curfman and King Wear, along with several great-grandchildren, one brother, Eric Bradley (Vickie) of Keokuk, one sister, Brenda Bradley of Keokuk, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Michael Bradley, Delbert Bradley, Bobby Bradley and James Bradley and a sister, Willa May Bradley.
King was first employed with the Mississippi Fertilizer in Ft. Madison and then worked at Henniges in Keokuk until his retirement.
King loved to cook and everyone looked forward to eating his famous BBQ baby back ribs. He also enjoyed reading and watching basketball and football. King especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Keokuk with Pastor J.T. Brown officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12 Noon – 1 p.m. at the church with the family meeting with friends at that time. Social distancing requirements will be in place and attendees will be limited according to those requirements. Masks are encouraged.
Burial with military rites will be held at a later date at the Keokuk National Cemetery
Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.
The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com