Joe “Bucky” Bradley

Feb 14th, 1937 - Jan 10th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Jan. 17th, 2020 5pm-8pm

Joe “Bucky” Bradley

Joe “Bucky” Bradley, 82, of Marion, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his family.

Joe was born in Murphysboro on February 14, 1937 to Harry and Teleta Bradley.  He married Cindy on December 13, 1980 and they shared 39 years of marriage.

Joe served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960.

Survivors include:

Wife-Cindy Bradley

Son-William Bradley

Daughters-Norena Staszack and Sara Shelton


Jeremy Bradley

Elijah Bradley

Anisha Williams

Abigail Bradley

Dakota Shelton

Lily Shelton

Matt Staszack

Derek Staszack

Bradley Hope

Sierra Bradley

Great grandchildren-Rylan, Mikah, Hailey and Westin

Brother-Harry Boone Bradley


Joann Burk

Janet Bilderback

Virginia Tucker

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Phyllis Jean, Doris Schneider, Mary Lou Staffey and brothers, Clarence (Buzz), Milford (Barney) and Bill.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion from 5pm-8pm.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Animal Shelter and will be accepted at the funeral home.

9 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Marty Truran

    From: Johnston City , Illinois

    Date: January 13, 2020

    I am so sorry for ur loss my condolences to you and yours and the family..

  • Guest: Gregory Drew

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: January 14, 2020

    Joe was one of the best and strongest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I loved all his stories that he told about his time in the army and how he boxed. He will be missed! My heart goes out to his family. God bless and I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Guest: Sloane Menzie Payne

    From: Owensboro , Kentucky

    Date: January 14, 2020

    I’m so sorry for your loss prayers and blessings to you and your family!!!

  • Guest: Ed Jones

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 14, 2020

    Sorry to hear of Bucky’s passing. He was my best buddy through grade school and high school, and made this time a lot more interesting. Anyone who ever knew him would say he was one of a kind, and never met a stranger. My condolences to the family.

  • Guest: George D Jones

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 16, 2020

    Sorry to hear about Joe. He was always a great guy.

  • Guest: Bill Pierson

    From: MURPHYSBORO, Illinois

    Date: January 16, 2020

    I’m sorry to hear about Bucky’s passing. He was a friend in high school, played baseball with him and enjoyed his stories .
    Bill Pierson

  • Guest: Jim Trammel

    From: Sun City, Arizona

    Date: January 16, 2020

    Rest In Peace Uncle Buck!

  • Guest: Mary Deaton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 21, 2020

    My condolences to the family. Joe was my boss starting in 1983 at Patton. He was a great guy and was a friend to everyone. I’ll miss seeing him from time to time. RIP Joe.

  • Guest: Ruby Rightnowar

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 22, 2020

    I met Joe when he ran a Texico station. Always knew him as Killer Joe. A nice guy!