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.