Donald Edward Bradford, of Wilmington, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a short illness. He was 72.
Donald was born in Wilmington on Feb. 26, 1943, son of the late Grainger and Annie Bradford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Gene Bradford and eldest daughter, Teresa Lynn Morin.
Donald was very proud to be a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (S.M.E).
Donald is survived by his daughter, Donna Bridges and her husband, Ty, of Shelby; son, Brad Bradford and his wife, Cindy, of Spartanburg, South Carolina; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; twin brother, Dan Bradford and wife, Mary, of Brunswick County; and brothers, Bob Bradford and his wife, Hannelore, of Durham and Jere Bradford, of Wilmington.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children Hospital, 2131 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service.
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