Published 9:31 pm Sunday, August 29, 2021

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SUNNY VIEW – Thomas William Bradley, 80, of Sunny View passed away, Tuesday morning, August 24, 2021, at his home.

A native and lifelong resident of Polk County, he was the son of the late William Bradley and Louise Hyder Bradley. Mr. Bradley worked many years cutting pulpwood. He enjoyed yard sales, working in his garden and was referred to as the “Bicycle Man”. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Elaine Bradley; two brothers, Howard Bradley and Albert Bradley; one sister, Della Bell Bradley.

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Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Patricia Rollins Bradley; two sons, Joel Bradley (Deborah) of Columbus and Tommy Bradley (Alison) of Inman; one grandson, Colton Bradley; one sister, Gladys Conner of Edneyville.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, August 26, 2021, in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2021, in Polk Memorial Gardens with Mr. William A. Mills officiating.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Tryon, NC