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Melvin Ray Bradley

Funeral services for Melvin Ray Bradley, 77, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2021, in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Bradley passed away at 6:05 a.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Cox South in Springfield, Missouri.


He was born December 3, 1943, at West Plains, Missouri, to Lawrence Ruel Bradley and Hazel Irene Thompson Bradley.  On June 9, 1962, he was married at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Christine Sanders.  Mr. Bradley was a fabrication engineer at DRS for forty-five years.  He loved farming, hunting, fishing, and trapping, and he enjoyed camping and going on float trips with his family.  He loved his kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and his wife.  Mr. Bradley was a member of First Assembly of God, Pomona, Missouri.


He is survived by his wife, Christine, of the family home; four children, Tammy Bradley, Peace Valley, Missouri, Cynthia Bradley and Mike Edwards, Anchorage, Alaska, Sherry Bradley, Springfield, Missouri, and Saundra Bradley, Peace Valley, Missouri; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; one brother, Marlin Bradley and wife, Stella, West Plains, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Richard Sanders, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and Doy Ray Richardson, West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Shirley Burns, Texas; and several  nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


His parents and one brother, Kenneth Bradley, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, in the Rose Chapel.  Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Youth Ministries at First Assembly of God, Pomona, Missouri, and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at