Rice Evans Bradford, 91 yrs old of Indian Lake, Ohio went to the hunting fields in heaven on January 14, 2021 surrounded by his family at 12:31am.
Rice was born 10-18-1929 to the late Sherry Rice and Flora Mae (Evans) Bradford. He was proceeded n death by his younger brother (Elwood), Great grandson (William), 2 son –in-laws (Ben & Tom) and his wife Marie Jean (Asebrook) “Jeanie”
He grew up in Zanesfield training bird dogs and hunting. His favorite pointer was “Duke”. Rice graduated from Bellefontaine High School 1947. He helped his father operate “Brads Boats” at the Sandy Beach Amusement Park having 5 boat slips on each side of the bridge. Rice was introduced to his lifelong partner “Jeanie” at the Indian Lake Danceland and married 2-28-1954. His favorite place to eat was at “Antonios”
He is survived by his 5 children and a family who loved him. Kim-Bradford Mason, Bari Bradford both of Russells Point, Brian (Deb) Bradford Riverwoods, ILL, Brooks (Amy) Bradford Dallas TX, Becky (Steve) Zorn Lakeview.
12 Grandchildren Richie (Linda) Mason, Ben (Jamie) Mason, Sloan Shearer, Bradford Shearer, Dax Bradford, Field (Rachel) Bradford, Brooks Elizabeth Bradford, Brennen (Meghan) Bradford, Brett Bradford, Bailey Bradford, Evan (Jess) Zorn, Ethan (Cassie) Zorn
12 Great grandchildren Corey, Nicole and Max Mason, Austin, Luke and Katie Mason, Kyler, Cayson and Kinsler Bradford, Tucker and Rowan Bradford, Katie Shearer and 2 Great-great granddaughters
Rice enjoyed taking pictures, following the Buckeyes and the Dallas Cowboys. He was a life time member of the NRA and Indian Lake Fish & Game Club. He loved spending time with his family teaching his grandchildren and great grandchildren about gun safety and good hunting skills. Rice was a friend to many, a great shooter, avid outdoorsmen and legendary story teller about