Dennis L. Bradford

September 16, 1942 ‒ August 11, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

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

He was born on September 16, 1942 in Wharncliffe, West Virginia to the son of 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 Sherriff’s Aux. 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, August 14, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Centerburg Free Will Baptist Church, 360 North Clayton St, Centerburg, OH 43011.  Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 10 AM 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

  • Im truly sorry for your loss. Dads are special and are terribly missed. May the many hugs caring thoughts and prayers help ease the pain. God (Psalm 83:18) is near those who are broken hearted. He hates to see your sadness (Ezekiel 18:32)and promises to wipe your tears and swallow up death (Isaiah 25:8). May you cherish your fondest memories until the day you are reunited, John 5:28,29

  • Charlotte, Sorry for your loss. Dennis was a good hearted man. I enjoyed his conversations. Prayers and thoughts to your family.

  • Our love and prayers are with Charlotte and this precious family. Winston and Joyce Perry.

  • Love and prayers for Charlotte and the family. Remember running around with you guys In the little green Corvair when you were dating. R.I.P. Dennis. Sue and Goose

  • So sorry to hear this . Haven’t seen him in so many yrs. From Ben Creek and still here so knew him when we were young . Glad to hear he had big family and happy life . He will b missed by many . Condolences to all.
    Larry and Nancy Browning

  • He was a wonderful person.I remember him, looking like Waylon Jenning. We called him that. Nadia Sammons and I. He was a good hearted man. My prayers are with you and family. I also seen him on news one night during are snow storm , he wanted all the idiot’s off the road so he could do his job. He left are lot of wonderful memories .

  • Sad to see that he had passed. Blessed is man that’s lives to 70, and great is the day that we will meet again. Prayers to all for comfort knowing the rest in the arms of God

  • I spent a lot of time with him and knew his family when growing up at Wharncliffe. Sorry to hear this… Prayers and condolences to any of the remaining family….

  • So Sorry for your Loss ,I never knew him but have seen him before,my very very Deepest Sympathy God love him ,God Bless all the family and friends and Thanks for all you have done ,very impressive ,Cherish his memories ..Sincerely Steve&Rebecca Hummell..

  • Dennis will be missed here on earth. We will see him again one day in glory! Love and prayers!

  • Sorry for ur loss. We are praying for the family . We love you all. Cant wait to see him one day.

  • Charlotte, we are so very sorry for your loss! Death has robbed too many of our family this year. I will forever be grateful to your loving family. Even after all these years when I hear “I Saw The Light” I stop and pray for your family. We will be praying for all of you as you say good bye to Dennis’ earthly vessel and take great comfort in knowing there will no more pain nor tears for this dear saint.
    Phillip & Debbie (Carrasco) Neal

  • Charlotte, Arlin , Jeff and families, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss. Hugs to all. Becky & Earl Fisher