Ronald Stephen Bradley 70, of Asheville, died unexpectedly on Saturday March 29th, 2014 at Novant Health Medical Center in Huntersville, NC. He was born on May 13, 1943 to the late Carl Furman and Robbie Laughter Bradley, both of Asheville. He was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County and graduated from Biltmore High School and Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. He proudly served his country in The United States Marine Corp as a Corporal in the military police. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation for almost 34 years as a civil engineer. Mr. Bradley is survived by his wife of 43 years Julia Ann Bradley of the home, and was a cherished and loving father to his only child Stephanie Ann Bradley of Cornelius, NC. He is also survived by his brother Gary Bradley Sr. (Ruth) of Hendersonville, and by his sister Shirley Snyder of Asheville. He was proceeded in death by his younger sister Ann Bradley Knupp and brother-in-law Ben Snyder. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday April 3rd in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home. A Military Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that Memorials be made to The Rotary Foundation via the TRF Memorial or Tribute Gift Form (http://goo.gl/77OUcv). James Funeral Home of Huntersville, NC and Groce Funeral Home of Asheville, NC are both servicing the family.

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  1. Bradley Family- I’m so very saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. Please know that you’ll all be in my thoughts in the coming days and weeks. Ron was a great man and I know he’ll be missed by all who were lucky enough have him in their lives.

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  2. Julia Ann, I am so sorry to hear about Ronald. You and Stephanie will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nona Swayngim Wilson

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  3. We are thinking of you each minute of the day and our hearts go out to you and prayers are being lifted up for you. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  4. I did not know Ron personally, only as an customer at Walgreens. He was always a gentleman with a smile on his face. He came into the store the day before he went to his daughters and he was so thrilled about the cruise he and Julia was about to leave on. May God Bless Julia and Stephanie. You must to have been his life as his smile was beautiful when he spoke of you.

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  5. I was so shocked to learn of cousin Ronald’s passing. I had just talked with Ronald by phone on Tuesday,the 25th, about his upcoming trip to Germany. So many good memories cousin–you were one of the lights of our family–always friendly, and outgoing. We wil miss having you with us. Julia Ann, Stephanie,
    Shirley, and Gary, my heart felt sympathies are with you and in the coming days and may you find that’ Special Peace’ which passes all understanding.

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  6. Julia Ann and family: I am so sorry to hear about Ron. He was a good friend that I worked with for 30 years with the DOT. I am praying for you all during this time. May God comfort you.

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  7. Stephanie and Julia Ann, I am so very sorry for your great loss! I have many fond childhood memories of time spent with your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. Love, Angela

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  8. Stephanie I am so sorry for your loss. You have been on my mind all week. I pray for peace for you and your Mom on this day.

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  9. Julia and Stephanie,

    Julie and I wanted to express our deepest sympathy for the
    loss of your Father. We will be there for you in the upcoming days to
    help however we can. Ronald was a great person and we were honored to get
    to know him through the both of you. He always was supportive and lent a
    helping hand where ever needed to help out where he could. Every time we
    came in contact with him he was so friendly, engaging and proud of his
    family. We will all miss him and his positive energy going forward but
    know his spirit will remain with you and all of us. Out of this loss I am
    sure you both have gained a Guardian Angel that will watch over you.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,

    Dan & Julie Mills

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  10. Dearest Julie Ann and Stephanie,

    Eddie and I are so sorry for your very sad loss. Ronald was such a great guy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We love you both.
    Eddie and Jean webb

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  11. Julia Ann, Stephanie, Our thoughts and Prayers have been with you all week, just cannot believe this about Ronald. Great guy and the best neighbor ever.

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  12. Ann & Richard Cole
    So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a wonderful person to have known. We will keep you and your daughter in our prayers.

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  13. I’ve know Ron for a lot of years and have respected
    him greatly. He will truly be missed. I hope the family gets the T-bucket finished for him. Will see you some day.

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  14. To the family, Moe & Melinda Moore Of Specialty Polishing In Winston-Salem. Good-Bye ole friend. I helped Ron on his street rod for years.He was so close to finishing it. Please, will someone complete Ron’s dream? The both of us will miss him greatly!!! God Bless

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  15. Julia Ann, I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear of Ronald’s death. You know how I love you both. I am in Wilmington with my mom for the last 3weeks. I know your heart is broken. I will talk to you when I get home. Prayers and love to you and your daughter. Beverly Saunooke

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