William Samuel Bradley


William Samuel Bradley


William Samuel Bradley (aka Bill, Willy, Uncle Bill) was born to Phil and Jean Bradley on Feb. 28, 1956, and left this world on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Bill reluctantly attended and graduated from Moore High School in 1974! He was a Jack-of-all-trades and master of many, as well as the owner of Uncle Bill’s Handyman Service.

In 1988 he married the love of his life, Janice McPherson in Bozeman. He was also blessed with his two stepdaughters, Janel and Cheri.

During their three decades together they resided in Arizona, Washington, Idaho and Montana, picking up many friends and adopted families along the way. In 2006, they decided to relocate back to Billings, where both he and Janice had lots of family. He marveled that we had the same address for over 10 years.

Bill is survived by many people who loved him deeply. In addition to his wife Janice and two daughters, Janel and Cheri, there are his six surviving siblings: John Bradley of Lewistown, Anne Powell of Seattle, Russ (Kim) of Garneill, Peggy of Laurel, Becky (Bob) Tidwell of Garneill and Jane (Duke) Hart of West Billings, PLUS many nieces, nephews and customers most noted, our dear Joanne. Last but not least, his longtime cherished friends: Tom, Richard and Larry.

Bill’s memory will live on in the pictures of his garage “museum” and his prized yard. He will be a noticeable absence at the Billings Downtown music scene!

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life on Friday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m., at the Rocky Mountain Community Church, 2832 Broadwater Ave., Billings.

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5 thoughts on “William Samuel Bradley”

  1. You couldn’t ask for a better neighbor and friend than Bill. He has been a godsend in helping us with yard work and other chores that have become too much for us due to age and disability. We will miss the daily morning happy exchange of waves and smiles as he came by walking his dog, Guy. We will dearly miss him and remember him forever. Tommie and Frank from 8 houses east.

  2. Billy was my cousin. I remember him as being full of the devil. Always laughing,playing jokes and having fun. You will be missed. Rest In Peace Billy. Love you

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Everyday he walked his dog by our house (we are neighbors) and would say good Morning. Your dog could smell my dogs and therefore we got to chat every so often:) May he rest in peace. Courtney from 4 houses east.

  4. I remember Bill as a young man attending church in Lewistown. He was always a bright spot, funny and kind person. I hadn’t seen him in decades, but I sure hadn’t forgotten him.

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