Thomas H. "Sonny" Bradley, 80 of Borger went to be with the Lord Friday July 22nd in Amarillo after a battle with cancer. Sonny was born January 30, 1936 in Trinidad, TX to Tom and Etta Mae Quinn Bradley. Sonny "Sunshine" was a ray of sunshine and light to all who knew him. He was voted Most Courteous in high school, a trait that carried his entire life. Sonny met Marilyn, the love of his life in a cafeÌ, where she worked. Boldly he asked, "How am I going to go with you if you are working all the time? That was the beginning of their love story. They married on February 16, 1957. They would have been married 60 years in February.
He served in the US Air Force from 1958 to 1962, where he was a Hydrolic Engine Mechanic. Sonny worked as a mechanic and truck driver before working as an Operator and Plant Manager at Air Liquide America for 26 years before retiring in 2000.
Sonny and Marilyn have two children Scott and Mitzi. Sonny was a man of select words that led his family by example. Their kids and their parents were amazing examples of love and marriage. Sonny always had a smile on his face and was one of the kindest men one has ever met.
They relocated to Borger in 1984 from Deer Park, TX, and were members of Fairlanes Baptist Church. Sonny and Marilyn had many friends who they loved spending time with. Sonny was a great Pop Pop who loved watching his grandchildren play sports and perform on stage. He enjoyed road trips to Houston and Colorado to visit his kids and grandkids.
In retirement, one of the best parts of his day was getting up early to go meet the McDonalds Coffee Shop Crew. There he developed so many friendships while solving the problems of the world.
Sonny is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bobby. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Scott and wife Brenda Bradley of Deer Park, TX. Daughter Mitzi Bradley Burmaster of Windsor, CO. Sisters Joyce Stanfield of Longview, TX, Betty Lou Lee of Trinidad, TX. Grandchildren Tamra Bradley, Stephanie Bradley, and Kaitlynd Burmaster. Great grankids, Annemarie Johnson, Rachel Johnson, and Tommy Johnson. The Bradley family knows that there has been a special place prepared in Heaven for Sonny and rejoice that they will see him again someday.
Funeral Service will be Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Fairlanes Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Burwash officiating.
The family will receive visitors Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 6-8 PM at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home, Malakoff, TX.
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