EAST PEORIA - Raymond L. "Tracy" Bradford, 78, of East Peoria, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Eureka Hospital.
He was born on February 20, 1942, in Effingham, Ill., to LeRoy and Elizabeth (Johnson) Bradford. He married Sandra Moore on October 16, 1973, in Port Charlotte, Fla. She preceded him in death in 2018. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Samantha, in 1996 and five siblings, Charles, Alice Gordon, James, Jalette Kalman and Joan Woulfe.
Tracy is survived by one daughter, Angela (Sean) Sarff of Bartonville; four granddaughters, Sonia Greeson, Autum (Mark) Jones, Shelby Greeson and Aubrey Sarff; one great granddaughter, Emma Jones; and many nieces and nephews.
Tracy served in the 72nd Transportation Company for the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
In his free time, he enjoyed gardening and traveling with Sandra, teaching his grandchildren about his love of cars and was an avid Cubs fan.
He belonged to the Morton American Legion Post 318.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Lung Association or American Cancer Society.
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