Franklin “Frank” Harvey Bradfield, 81, of Kinston, formerly of Morehead City, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the NC State Veterans Home surrounded by his loving wife.
He was born February 14, 1936 in Amarillo, TX to the late Mary Martin and the late Franklin Harvey Bradfield.
Frank was Texan by birth and by nature, had a great sense of humor and was an independent, rugged and adventuresome, friendly person who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. His love of travel took him to all fifty states as well as several countries including Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and Japan.
Frank served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.
He was employed as a welding inspector and piping superintendent for the oil refineries.
Frank was Christian by faith.
Frank married Barbara McClain on December 23, 1974 in Mississippi.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 43 years Barbara McClain Bradfield of Kinston, son, Lane Bradfield of Albuquerque, NM , daughter Melanie Poulos and husband Chris and grandson Ben Poulos all of Morehead City, NC and brother Larry Bradfield and wife Joyce of Montgomery, Texas.
He leaves behind many family and friends throughout the Veterans Home, Kinston area and the Morehead City area.
Burial with military honors will be held at 10 am Friday August 4, 2017 at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, 164 Longs Plant Farm Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534 at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or call 855-448-3997.
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His favorite thing to tell me was "Come in, sit down, and tell me a story." I'll miss Frank, and the sometimes long talks we'd have. I had not known him for long, but, I will always treasure those talks, his quick wit and the quirky smile he'd flash for all to see. I'm sure that, when we meet in the here-after, he'll have a few stories to tell me.
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I have so many fond memories with Frank... The small chats that we had standing in the yard and the wonderful conversations we shared over coffee as we looked out over the ocean... Frank has and always will hold a special place in my heart. He had such a wonderful and kind spirit. I will miss him...but he will also be one of the first people that I will run to in Heaven...to start up our conversations again...
Barb...you, Melanie and Ben will be in my prayers during this time. But try not to look at it as a difficult time but at a time of rejoicing because Frank is with our Lord and Savior! He has ran a great race and leaves us temporarily with so much! I will celebrate his passing with thoughts of seeing him again!
Submitted by Tim Helm on Aug 1 2017 02:22:53 PM
Carteret County, A wonderful man and your presence will be missed.
Submitted by Angel Thomas on Jul 31 2017 07:43:10 PM
Barbara, Frank will always be a fixture at NCSVH. We miss y'all.
Submitted by John Price on Jul 31 2017 07:40:50 PM
My deepest sympathy to you Barbara and your family. Love and miss you.
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