Paul Edward Bradford, 62

Paul Edward Bradford, 62, Silver Lake, died at 4:24 a.m. April 14, 2015, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

He was born in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Minefee and Wilma Jean (Poe) Bradford.  Paul graduated from Manchester High School, North Manchester, in 1970. 

He was co-owner with his brothers and family of Captain Nimo's in Somerset, for several years and was owner of B&M Auto, North Manchester since 1985. He picked up and delivered produce for Pappy’s Market. Paul also enjoyed working with his hands building and remodeling homes and woodworking. He enjoyed restoring old Corvettes, Mustangs, GTOs and riding Harley Davidson and Triumph motorcycles.

Paul was an avid fisherman and loved to travel. His passion in life was sharing his faith by helping, counseling and ministering to others. Anything and everything Paul did was for the Lord.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Minefee and Betty Bradford, Roann; a son, Blake E. (Hailey) Bradford, Winona Lake; a daughter, Jodi (Nick) Rittman, Columbus; three brothers, Daryl (Nancy) Bradford, North Manchester, Roger (Molly) Bradford, Silver Lake, and Tim (Evelyn) Bradford, Silver Lake; two sisters Diana Bradford, Fort Wayne, and Tina Bradford, Warsaw; two gradchildren, Parker Rittman and Sloane Rittman both of Columbus; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

One daughter, Alexis Bradford, is deceased. 

Family and friends may call Friday, April 17, 2015, from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. 

Services will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at McKee Mortuary.  Pastor J. P. Freeman and Pastor Terry Bradford will officiate.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake. 

For those who wish to honor the memory of Paul Bradford memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN.

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Posted on 2015 Apr 15