MARENGO — Dennis L. Bradford, 74, of Marengo, died early Friday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with numerous health ailments.

He was born on Sept. 16, 1942, in Wharncliffe, West Virginia, to the late Arlin and Laura (Murphy) Bradford.

Dennis was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War.

On June 26, 1964, he married Charlotte Thompson in Baisden, West Virginia. This past June marked 53 years together as husband and wife.

He was a truck driver for Teamsters Local #413 until his retirement.

Dennis was a member of the Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church. He was also a past member of the Morrow County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and previously served on the Marengo Volunteer Fire Department.

He loved fishing, hunting and his grandchildren.

Dennis will be missed by his wife, Charlotte; their sons and wives, Arlin and Ann of Howard, and Jeff and Michelle of Cardington; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Bradford and Wanda May.

Friends may call on the family on Monday, from 4-7 p.m., at the Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church, 360 N. Clayton St, Centerburg. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 10 a.m., with Pastor Mark Tuggle and Brad Duncan officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow immediately at the Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mr. Bradford’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at


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