He was born November 8, 1936 in Joliet, IL. to William and Mildred (nee McCowan) Bradley. He graduated from Minooka High School and later served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corp.
Walter married Linda Vee Decker on November 1, 1958 at the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City. He was a Machinist for Local # 124 and retired from Johns Manville. He was also a past board member for the Carbon Hill Museum.
Walter is survived by his sons, Scott (Sally) Bradley of Gillette, WY. and Ross (Joann) Bradley of Coal City; his five grandchildren, Bill (Teresa) Bradley, Kristin (Eric) Bauer, Tim Bradley, Evan (Stephanie) Bradley and Amy Bradley, and his great-grandchildren, Milana, Indira and Walter Bradley, Jack Bauer and Ember and Rowan Bradley. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Mary Decker and JoAnn Decker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Bradley; his sister, Elsie Nadler; his sisters-in-law, Louise Jensen and Joyce Sumner and his brothers-in-law, Boyd Decker, Kenneth Decker and John Jensen.
Memorial donations may be made in Walter’s name to the Carbon Hill Museum, 875 North Second Street, Carbon Hill, IL. 60416
At Walter’s request, cremation rites will be accorded.
A graveside inurnment will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Those wishing to attend at the cemetery are asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook at www.ferrarifuneral.com
Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City are entrusted with arrangements.