Carroll Dee Bradley
Carroll has been deceased 15 yrs. We lost him to colon cancer in 91. At the time of his death, he owned a concrete company in Rogers, AR. He is buried in Rogers. He attended college at School of the Ozarks, then finished at Drury in Springfield. He served in the Army Reserves after graduation from college which was during the Viet Nam era. After completion of his college, he married Sharon Payne, also from Gideon. They had two sons, Jeff and Jason. There are now 4 grandchildren. Carroll and Sharon organized the 20th reunion of the class of '59. Carroll remained very interested in old classmates and friends and cared deeply about them. One of his last conversations was how much he enjoyed the visit of Patsy Baker Hargrove who drove from Chicago with husband, Doyle, to visit with him after he was very ill. He loved it. At the time of his death, he was serving on the Rogers City Council, Rogers Youth Center Board, Little League Council and also served as a Trustee on the Board of College of the Ozarks, along with his regular church work. He was active on local industrial leagues involving volleyball, softball and basketball and served as coach for all the sports in which his boys were involved. (Written by wife Sharon.)
Carroll's Photo Album
Carroll and Glenn J "goofin' off"
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Remembering Carroll ...
Today, I can so easily recall the letter that Patsy wrote to me about her trip to visit with you and Carroll. I was on active duty with the 1221st Transportation Company of the Missouri Army National Guard at Log Base Echo in Northern Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm when the letter arrived, and it was the most frustrating time for me that I could not travel to Rogers to say farewell. Soldiers do unusual things and I was not an exception--I climbed to the top of the berm (probably about ten or 12 feet high that had been constructed by the Combat Engineers around our company area) to find a high spot to say farewell in thought.
The 20th Reunion was so much fun, and Carroll and I shared so many laughs and memories about so many events of the past! I recall encouraging him to take the plunge into politics! Also, recall our conversation about military service--it was not until then that I knew that he had served in the United States Army Reserve for several years--soldiers always have stories to share that cause a lot of laughs!
Carroll Bradley--A Man For All Seasons!
Twelfth of Never