Clifford Bradley was born August 21, 1923 in Corning, Iowa to Hiram Orville and Eva E. (Bunting) Bradley. He entered eternal rest May 19, 2015 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age of 91 years, eight months and 28 days.
Cliff graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1941. On March 20, 1943, just before he was to be shipped to the Aleutian Islands, he was united in marriage to Mary Lee Lynam in Tarkio, MO. Two sons were born to bless this union, David and Michael.
Cliff served his county in the Army during WWII. He then started his carpentry business and built many homes in Corning. He and Mary Lee moved to Ames in 1970 where they started a motel business and continued to have motels in Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas. After fifteen years they moved back to Corning and have resided here for the past 30 years. Clifford was a pilot and enjoyed flying in his younger years. He was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church and the American Legion Ourcq Post 117.
Cliff enjoyed the time he spent with his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were such a joy for him. He and Mary Lee enjoyed many car trips. He liked playing golf in his free time. Cliff always looked forward to his lunch with friends at Mercy Hospital and the workers that waited on him.
Cliff is survived by his sons: David (Diane) Bradley of Danville, CA; Michael (Deborah) Bradley of Urbandale, Iowa; grandchildren: Scott Bradley and Jill (Brad) Becker of Danville, CA; Brian (Jackie) Bradley of Boulder, CO; three great grandchildren: Logan and Brooklyn Becker and Drew Bradley: his brother-in-law: Arnold Leonard of Corning; many other family and friends.
Cliff was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 2008 and sister-in-law Lorane Leonard.