Bradley Thomas Padilla

September 12, 2023

Bradley Thomas Padilla, 66, formerly of Fullerton, CA, left this earth on September 12, 2023, for his eternal reward.  Forever remembered and dearly missed, we celebrate the life, love, and dedication of one of God’s greatest warriors. We cherish his knowledge, passion, and eternal fight.

Our father, Papa, father-in-law, brother, and friend faced many obstacles that would’ve defeated those who didn’t possess his faith and resilience. Bradley not only spoke and taught the word of God but practiced what he preached to all he encountered.

Confronted by countless medical issues that would’ve consumed most people, Bradley continued to conquer these adversities. Additionally, he harnessed these hardships with a positive outlook as a reminder to love his family, friends, and faith with further passion. “Giving up” wasn’t in his vocabulary. “We don’t give up” is the phrase his family heard daily.

Bradley loved The Connection Church and his church family as if they were his own. He looked forward to Sunday every week. He enjoyed sharing with his family all that he found in God’s word. Bradley’s love for his children, grandchildren, adopted grandchildren, sons-in-law and great sons-in-law wasn’t something he said, it was what he did. Widowed twice, first Peggy and then Shelia added inspiration to his life. After each of their deaths, he refused to be bitter. His life became living for every single one of his “babies”, and they all knew it.

Thank you for joining us in setting him free. No more pain. No more doctors. No more prescriptions. He is eternally healed.

A memorial service to honor Bradley’s life will be held at a later date to be announced once arrangements are complete.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service. 1321 Berkeley Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Mitchell M Herkert

    Absolutely beautiful. Written with love. My loss for never meeting the man. He watching out fir you now

  • Harold Lloyd

    My beloved guy , I’m so saddened by your departure but I’m sure you’re making someone laugh; I love you my Freind.
    To the family, we love, we laugh, and we learn how to show love like those b
    Who has paved the way for us, Brad was not only my father in law but my Freind .?

  • Rhonda Germany

    Until we meet again, and we will! I'll miss you. One of a kind man.??