Feb. 3, 1971-March 17, 2016
Eric Bradley, 45, was promoted to Glory March 17 from Oceanside, Calif..
Born Feb. 3, 1971, to James and Charleen Bradley, he was raised in The Salvation Army.
Bradley and wife, Adriana, were part of the Ambassadors of Grace Session of officers, serving in Santa Maria and Santa Monica, Calif., and Mallorca, Spain.
After returning from Spain, Bradley completed a Special Education Credential from Azusa Pacific University. As a teacher, he directed autistic and special needs students in their education and development at Oakgrove Center for Education and the Arts in Perris, Calif. He lived with his wife and children in Murrieta, Calif.
He perhaps best described himself on his website: “I am a husband, father, and teacher, reader, musician, thespian, student, surfer, biker, and chef. Some of my most favorite hobbies include surfing, cooking, photography and video production. Some of my most favorite subjects include nature, history, Spanish, technology, and music. I am an existentialist; I like to think about the world and why it is the way it is. I am a naturalist. I love trees, animals, plants and the ocean. And most importantly I am a child of God, loved and redeemed by his son Jesus.”
Bradley is survived by his wife, Adriana; five children: Grace 17, Samuel 14, Benjamin 12, Joshua 10, and Harmony 8; his mother, Major Charleen Bradley; brother, Ethan Bradley; sister, Cadet Sherry Hooper; nieces, nephews and extended family members, and his Centerpoint Church family. His father, Major James Bradley, predeceased him.
A memorial service was held April 2 at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta.