Sam Henry Bradley, 81, Silver Lake, Indiana, passed away August 9, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Sam and his twin Bulah were born on February 19, 1940 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Sam and Gracie (Arnett) Bradley. He was one of seven children.
During his senior year of high school, Sam married Lura Dean Hicks on December 30, 1958. Together they had four children, David, Cheryl, Sheila, and Samantha Bradley. After twenty-nine years together, Sam and Lura separated but remained close friends. Sam later married Barbarann Mowrer on November 30, 1988. They were married a day shy of sixteen years before Barbarann passed away on November 29, 2004.
For many years, Sam worked as a welder at Par-Kan Company, Silver Lake, and later worked for Wabash Valley Manufacturing before retiring after many years of service.
Sam was an ornery man who loved to play cards, socialize and play Bluegrass music. He was a talented singer, harmonica player, and yodeler. Sam’s biggest passion aside from his family was fishing, and he treasured his time spent catching fish and being on the banks of the water.
The loving memory of Sam Henry Bradley will be forever cherished by his son, David (Amanda J.) Bradley, North Manchester; daughters, Cheryl (Louis) Reimer, Pierceton, Sheila Bradley, Pierceton, and Samantha (fiancée Christopher Singpiel) Bradley, Silver Lake; ten grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren with two more on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Gracie Bradley; wife, Barbarann Bradley; brothers, Glessner “Toad” and Joe Bradley; and sisters, Jurlean Salyers, Nadine Hicks, Bulah Bradley, and Meade Bradley.
Family and friends may call Friday, August 13, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin at the conclusion of calling. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia, Indiana. Pastor Glen Hughes will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Sam Henry Bradley, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
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