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Clavon F. Bradford Jr.

December 4, 1958 - February 16, 2024
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The House of the Lord
1650 Diagonal Road
Akron, Ohio 44320
(330) 864-9073 | Map
Monday 2/26, 11:00 am
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Clavon F. Bradford, Jr., considered retirement for more than a year before making his last long-distance haul this past winter. Maneuvering his monstrous rig through winding mountain ranges in the Dakotas and desolate, narrow highways in the Midwest wasn’t his job – it was his passion. Clavon understood perfectly the magnitude of his work duringContinue Reading

Deshawn Hawkins left a message on March 12, 2024:
Please accept my Condolences to the entire family! Cool was a great person with personality enthusiasm and energy that we all love to be around. He was also a very good athlete, which he had to be growing up on Roslyn Ave. He was another success story off of Roslyn Ave from the 70s. I just saw him las summer at the Buckner reunion and he gave a heart felt presentation. From Ralph, Mike, Todd Shonnie , Love You Man!
Rhonda Hodges left a message on February 27, 2024:
My Condolences 💐 and prayers to your family!
Elder Sherry Meddley left a message on February 26, 2024:
My sincere thoughts and prayers to the family. I will continue to pray for comfort.
Jeffrey and Jennifer Williams left a message on February 26, 2024:
Cool, from everything I remember you were a great brother in law, and I know you are in a great place with the Lord. You will be missed by so, so many people. Love always.
Gerald S. Miles left a message on February 26, 2024:
My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to my Big Brother’s Family. May he Rest In Power🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sandra Smart left a message on February 26, 2024:
A journey remembered As some people journey through life, they leave footprints wherever they go- footprints of kindness and love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith. Even when they are gone, we can look back and clearly see the trail they left behind bright with hope. Heartfelt Condolences from Smart household
Gordon Garrett left a message on February 26, 2024:
To the entire Bradford family, I extend my deep and heartfelt condolence to your family. "Cool" was one of the most influential people that I have ever met. Always upbeat, always positive. More importantly, I knew that I could depend on him to provide a candid and straight-forward assessment of any issue that I posed to him. I will always hold tight all of the memories of he and I playing bass guitar together, and how eager he was to learn. He left an indelible imprint on me as a man, and as a musician. R.I.P. "Cool" ----- E-A-D-G Gordon Garrett
Gordon Garrett left a message on February 26, 2024:
On behalf of the "Ultimate Choice Band", we wish to express our deepest condolences to the entire Bradford family. "Cool" was a joy to be around and we will never forget his contribution to the success of the band. Gordon Garrett Gerald Gould Richard "J.B." Brown Bobby Wood Rex Lee Kenny McCorvey Ed Glenn Larry Gibson Bryan Edwards Paul Evans
Felicia Whatley-Landry left a message on February 26, 2024:
Dearest Tracey, May God grant you and your family comfort, peace, and clarity as you navigate through this difficult time. You have my heartfelt condolences and prayers in the passing of your husband Clavon Jr. Love, Felicia Whatley-Landry
Laura Griffin left a message on February 25, 2024:
Tracy my prayers are with you and your family
Major Jones left a message on February 24, 2024:
Our family has known Clavon for many years, as just about all of the Bradford family visited next door to us at the River's house. On behalf of the Jones family, we extend our sympathy to Tracy and the Bradford family. You all are in our prayers.
Joni Johnson-Kropp left a message on February 24, 2024:
I had the honor of getting to know Clavon (or Clay, as we called him) when I started working at Leslie Transport in Spring Green, WI. He was besties with the Bossman, Ray Leslie, so he came In frequently to visit, joke around and share his abundant sense of humor. I would say, share his wisdom, but this is Clay we’re talkin’ about. He was so fun to be around, and a great guy to have in your corner. He was a jokester too- he had a knack for giving me heart palpitations by scaring me through windows, jumping out of shadows and yelling “BOO!” and even just walking through the door because we would do it with such force in an attempt to startle me. Thanks to him, I’m still jumpy 6 years later. Lol. My heart goes out to his family- he talked about you so often I feel as if I know you, and the many friends he left in every state. The world was a brighter place with Clavon in it. Rest easy big man. 💜
John and Cynthia Taylor left a message on February 23, 2024:
John and I send our love, support and condolences!
Tony TC Holmes left a message on February 23, 2024:
My Condolences to The Bradford Family From Tony at Leslie Transport
Gordy & Sherry Poad left a message on February 23, 2024:
In memory of Clavon F. Bradford Jr., Gordy & Sherry Poad lit a candle
Karen Ingram left a message on February 23, 2024:
As a "Bradford " cousin, we all have been very close. I pray for Tracy, Clavon III, Brooke, and Trinity, Carolyn, and Toni. I will miss him very much. May God continue to give yall the strength through this difficult time. Love you always. Karen
Elizabeth Woods left a message on February 23, 2024:
What a beautiful and telling story of a life well-lived. Clayvon possessed such a spirit of generosity—an innate ability to brighten your day. I will miss this “Gentle Giant”. He truly made this world a bit of a better place.
Lisa C Stevens left a message on February 23, 2024:
Went to high school with him. He was a really nice guy. My condolences go out to his family. Very good person. Absent from the body is present with the Lord for those of us who believe in him. 🙏🏾
Patrick Bell and family left a message on February 23, 2024:
IWhen I think of COOL ,memories of hanging out at Schumacher school on Wall trying to figure out what we're we going to do tonite,and in the of guys back then we would drop of as we reached the block we lived on.RIP BRUH
TJ & Krystal Willhite left a message on February 22, 2024:
Rest in heavenly peace Clay, we will miss you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mary Draper Peoples left a message on February 22, 2024:
Deepest sympathy and condolences from family of Uncle Otha Draper in Alabama (deceased), brother of Aunt Juanita his Grandmother. Daughters Elsie, Mary, Hazel and son Pete are keeping your family lifted up in prayer during this time. Although we were not very close to "Cool" as he was called, we all remember his Mom Martha and got to know of him as a youngster through her in our growing up.
Wilbert & Mattie Draper and Family left a message on February 22, 2024:
Our deepest and sincere condolences to our Family in memory of Clavon (Cool). We are keeping you lifted in prayer. May God Bless and Comfort each of you! Your Family in Huntsville, Alabama
Soren Miller left a message on February 22, 2024:
Did Clavon ever get upset? I never saw it. All I know was laughter and a smile was his MO, We were in Vegas a few years back and man those memories will never fade, Clavon has left us now leaving his memories for us to cherish. His road to Gods gates will be smooth as silk, no more bumpy roads or unwanted problems. Let's all think of the view he saw as he rolled up looking through the windshield to see the Face Of God. Til we meet again Clavon Enjoy Eternity Soren Miller
Ray Leslie left a message on February 22, 2024:
In memory of Clavon F. Bradford, Ray Leslie lit a candle
James Harwood and Sue Wickman left a message on February 21, 2024:
Clavon was family to both James and I. We loved him like a father and we will miss his smile that lit up a room. Until we meet again on the other side. We will look for that infectious smile. Love you, Clavon
Ivan Pahl Korth left a message on February 21, 2024:
My condolences to Clay’s family in Ohio & his trucking family in Wisc, Clay always had a smile and a positive attitude towards life . He was an inspiration & everyone loved him .
Pam Pringle Welliu left a message on February 21, 2024:
Rest in heavenly peace my friend
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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