Bradley Harvell, 82, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 19, 2009, at Shands UF Hospital in Gainesville, Florida ,after a brief illness.
He was born August 27, 1927 in Bristol, Florida. After graduation from Liberty County High School, Bradley joined the U. S. Navy. He was a World War II Veteran and was discharged in 1946. He came home and began his career in the printing business, working for a small hometown newspaper in Blountstown. In 1953, he moved his family to Tallahassee and began work for Dye Printing, where he worked until 1961. In 1961, he became the editor of the Florida Labor Newspaper based in Tallahassee, Florida. He ran the day to day operations of the labor paper until 1970 when he retired from the newspaper and printing business to run the locally popular Slip and Slide Bar located on County Road 333 in Bristol and to play poker, his life’s passion. Bradley loved running the bar, mostly because his friends stopped by the bar to visit on a daily basis. He often told his son and daughter how fortunate he was to have so many good friends and how they took such good care of him.
Bradley’s daughter and son, Dianne and Sam, would like to personally thank each and every one of the wonderful friends that visited him and provided such loving care for him over the years. You will forever be in their hearts and minds.
Bradley was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Bell Harvell; a brother, Vander Lee Harvell; and his former wife, Lorene O’Bryan Harvell.
He is survived by his daughter, Dianne Robinson, and her husband, Patrick, of Tallahassee; a son, Samuel Harvell, and his wife, Nancy Lewis, of Tallahassee; two sisters, Elma Stewart of Blountstown and Selma Guthrie of Keaton Beach, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, at Lake Mystic Cemetery in Bristol with full military honors. Reverend Lewis Bullard and Reverend David Goodman officiated.
Adams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements (ph. 643-5401 or online at www.adamsfh.com).