Bradford Eugene Waddell, Sr.

December 03, 2020

Bradford Eugene Waddell, Sr. 99, of New London, MO, passed away at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Willow Care Center in Hannibal, MO.

Private Graveside Services and Burial will be at Center Cemetery in Center, MO. Pastor Dan Peters will officiate.

There will be no visitation.

The Family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO.

Bradford was born August 12, 1921, in Paynesville, MO to Ovy Clarence Waddell and Lucy May Griffith Waddell.

He was first married to Ethel Eileen Smith and she preceded him in death on May 1, 1977. He later married Laura Brown. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2014.

Survivors include 2 children, Bradford Waddell, Jr.. (Marilyn) and Carolyn Sells (Billy), 2 grandsons, Bradford Waddell, III (Jennifer) and Jeff Sells (Nancy) and 5 great grandchildren, Kaylee Waddell, Madison Waddell, Evan Waddell, Michael Sells and Amy Sells. Also surviving are numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and step great great grandchildren.

Bradford was preceded in death by his parents, and 1 brother, George Edward Waddell.

Bradford was a self-employed farmer his entire life.

Away from farming Bradford enjoyed tinkering in his machine shop, always trying to improve even a newly purchased piece of machinery. He enjoyed coon hunting all his life and was a member of the Spencer Creek Coon Hunters Association. Most of all Bradford simply enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

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