Aubrey Keith Bradley, age 69, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the VA Medical Center. He was born in Hinton, West Virginia, grew up in Linside, West Virginia and lived in Erwin, TN. He is a son of the late Marion and Lena Hicks Bradley. Mr. Bradley served in the United States Army with the 185th Maintenance Battalion. He served in the Vietnam War ranked as an E-4, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Marksman Rifle M-14 Medal. Keith was the project engineer for heavy highway construction with Vecellio and Grogan Construction Company, Beckley, West Virginia, retiring after 21 years of service. He loved hunting, fishing, and was a Christian. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bradley is preceded in death by brothers Claude Bradley, James Bradley, Marshall Bradley, and Donald Bradley.
Keith has left behind to cherish his memories:
Wife of 13 years: Tammy Higgins Bradley of Erwin;
Daughters: Chris Collins and husband, Kenny of Pearisburg, VA,
Stephanie Chambers and husband, Jamey of Peterstown, WV;
Step-Son: Michael L. Tilson and wife, Amy of Johnson City;
Step-Daughter: Wendy Tilson of Erwin;
Grandchildren: Cory Collins and fiancé, Brittnany, Cody Collins, Bailey Chambers, Bradley Chambers, Jerrod Lambert, Suzalynn Tilson, Landon Banner, Ryley Banner;
Sisters: Marian Amick of Oleary, OH,
Dearlene Buckland and husband, Oather of Concord, NC;
Brothers: Garland Burgess and special friend, Tracy of MS,
Wallace Bradley and wife, Linda of VA;
Mother-in-law: Lenora Higgins of Erwin;
Brother-in-law: Kevin Higgins of Johnson City;
Sisters-in-law: Bernice Sloan of Erwin,
Margie and Phillip Hensley of Unicoi,
Donna Badger of Erwin,
Ginger Shelton and fiancé, Jesse Davis of Limestone Cove,
Stephanie Higgins of Erwin;
Friends: Mary Moore of Erwin and the late Doug Moore,
Jim and Kay Smith and family of Johnson City,
John Banner, Jr. of Erwin;
Several Nieces and Nephews
The family respectfully requests your presence as we honor and remember the life of Aubrey Keith Bradley in a committal service to be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 15, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Reverend Travis Holloway officiating. The Tennessee National Guard Army will provided military honors. Those who wish to attend will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery by 12:50 PM on Friday. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Collins, Jamie Chambers, Michael L. Tilson, John Banner, Jr., James E. Smith, Cory Collins, Cody Collins, Jerrod Lambert.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of your choice.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Aubrey Keith Bradley through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.