WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

John Roger Bradley Jr.

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Oct. 24, 1966 — Jan. 8, 2019

John R. Bradley Jr. “Jack,” 52, passed away at his home in New South Wales, Australia, on Jan. 8, 2019.

Jack was born and raised in Wilson and was a 1985 graduate of Fike High School. He loved to experience all that life had to offer. He lived in numerous places including Raleigh, Charlotte and Atlanta. But, Jack’s “home away from home” was Sydney. He visited once, fell in love with the country and decided that’s where he wanted to be. Jack lived in Sydney for 17 years.

He is survived by his mother, Jackie Barnes, and husband, Grady; his sister, Gina Bradley Childress, and husband, Todd; nephews, Brad and Jordan Childress; aunt, Susan Jordan Oakley, all of Wilson; uncles Bill Jordan of Philadelphia and Jimmy Bradley, and wife, Tiny, of Durham; along with numerous cousins, extended family and friends. He is also survived by his beloved rescue dog, Copa.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Bradley; maternal grandparents, Junebug and Blanche Jordan, and paternal grandparents, James and Lib Bradley, all of Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. All other times, the family will receive friends at 301 Lafayette Drive.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made to the Wilson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7064, Wilson, NC 27895 or the Maggie Society, 802 Broad St., Wilson, NC 27893.

Condolences may be directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home at www.joyners.net.