Obituary: Harry Bell Bradford Jr.

Mr. Bradford, 92, longtime pharmacist in Winter Garden, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

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Harry Bell Bradford Jr., age 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Harry was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 21, 1928 to the late Harry Bell and LaNelle Moon Bradford. He grew up in Pine Log and Cartersville, Georgia. He often reminisced about his childhood. Harry was an ambitious young man. He had rabbit boxes that he put out in the woods to catch wild rabbits and sell to the man with the rolling store. He also had a newspaper route delivering the local Cartersville paper and the “Grit.”

Harry proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956.

He attended the Southern School of Pharmacy in Atlanta (Now Mercer University), where he would receive his degree to become a Registered Pharmacist.

Harry came to the Orlando area in 1956 and worked for several different pharmacies. In 1968, he became part owner and manager of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Winter Garden, Florida, and operated there until he closed the pharmacy in 1993. After closing Medical Arts, he worked part-time for the Medicine Shoppe in Winter Garden until his retirement.

He was an avid golfer and was a member of West Orange Country Club from 1969-2014. He was also a huge NASCAR fan.

Harry was a real “people person” who loved life. He was known for a quick wit and a caring heart. He will be missed by all.

Harry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Lucy; sister-in-law, Peggy Bradford; brother-in-law, Buddy (Pam) Moorman; sister-in-law, Elaine Moorman; many nephews and nieces; and many lifelong friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation or a charity of their choice.

Please join us for a graveside Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Winter Garden Cemetery.



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