August 17, 1960 ~ October 15, 2020

Born in: Yancey Co., NC
Resided in: Marshall, NC

Randall Bradford, 60, passed away Thursday October 15, 2020.

He was the son of the late Thad and Beatrice Black Bradford. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Dalton Bradford and a son, Randall Clint Bradford.

Randall is survived by his fiancée Jennifer Henderson; daughters, Kela Brooke Bradford, Heather Walker, and Stacey Holloway; seven grandchildren; and he was the youngest of six children; and long-time friend, John Ledford.

He graduated from AC Reynolds High School in 1978 and received his Advanced Law Enforcement Degree in 1999.

Randall started his LEO career as a Patrol Officer in Buncombe Co. 1985-1987, then moved to the Henderson Co. Sheriff Dept. from 1987-1988. He was a Detective of Criminal Investigations in Buncombe Co. from 1988-1992 when he was promoted to Sergeant from 1992-1995. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1995-1997 when he moved to the NCDMV 1997-1998. From 1998-2001 he was the Chief Deputy for Madison Co. Then went to Buncombe Co. as a detective 2001-2003, becoming a Lieutenant for Buncombe Co. 2003-2006, then moving to the Administrator of Criminal Investigations for Buncombe Co. 2006-2007. He became the Chief of Police for the town of Marshall 2007-2009, and the time of his retirement he was serving as a Captain for the Madison Co. Sheriff Office. After retirement, he would fill in part time for the Marshall Police Dept. until the time of his passing.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Madison County Hospice, 590 Park Dr. Marshall, NC 28753.

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Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. I worked with Randy at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. He was a great friend and will be missed. Our prayers are with his family.

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  2. My sympathies and condolences to you and your family. I know how strong you are, but in this difficult time know you have others who are willing to help. Love you Heather!

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  3. I worked with Randy many years at Buncombe County Sheriff’s Dept. He was always well liked by everyone and I never knew him to have anything bad to say about anyone. I along with many will miss Randy, he was a great friend.

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  4. RIP MY FRIEND. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT FRIEND AND GOOD NEIGHBOR AND ALL YOUR KINDNESS
    AND SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS TO THIS FAMILY

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  5. Randy was such a special person. He was always there when you needed him no matter the time of day. Rest in Peace sir, your job is done here. You will be missed.

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  6. Randy was a great Detective and officer. I worked several major cases with Randy. I learned a lot from him and he was a great friend. He will be missed.

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  7. I worked with Randy at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. He was always nice, kind and a pleasure to work with. May God bless and comfort you. You are in our prayers.

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  8. We never had the privilege of meeting your papa. We are very thankful for his committed services to His communities. Blessed are they who mourn they shall be comforted. May the Lord comfort each of you!

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