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Harry Thomas "Tommy/Dr. Tommy" Bradford, Jr.

October 4, 1943 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Harry Thomas "Tommy/Dr. Tommy" Bradford, Jr. Obituary

McDuffie County

Harry Thomas “Tommy/Dr. Tommy” Bradford, Jr., 80, Thomson, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on March 29, 2024.

Tommy was born in Elberton, Georgia on October 4, 1943, grew up in Tignall, Georgia, lived most of his life in Wilkes County and moved to McDuffie County three years ago.  He served his Country in the U. S. Navy as a Corpman, attended the University of Alabama, Birmingham where he earned his Physician’s Assistant “PA” Degree and committed his entire adult life to serving and saving others.  Tommy was the PA for the late Drs. Beeki Kuppaswamy and Charles Wills, served as Interim Hospital Administrator for Wills Memorial Hospital for a period of time, and worked in the ER for Wills Memorial for more years than you can count, was the President and CEO of CSRA Home Health Agency, CSRA Private Duty and Oconee Area Home Care, and was former Chairman of the Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies.  You will hear many stories about “Dr. Tommy”, and how his patients only wanted to be treated by him.  He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Raysville Bass Club and former Bass Master Champion of the Club, was an avid sports enthusiast for football, baseball, softball, volleyball, especially for the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks.  He was Baptist by faith and a member of Danburg Baptist Church and loved serving his Lord and spending time with his friends and family.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Thomas Bradford, Sr. and Janie Johnson Bradford; his son, Thomas Bradford and his brother, Charles Bradford.  His survivors include his wife of 42 years, Claudia Garrison Bradford; his sons, Scott Bradford (Amy) and Andy Bradford (Freda); his daughter, Bristol Tiller (Christian); his grandchildren, Mason Kent (Morgan), Gracie Kent, Landon Kent, Charleston Tiller, Harry Thomas Bradford, IV, Hunter Akridge (Kallie), Morgan Bradford, Carson Bradford, Drew Bradford (Tiffany), Hope Bradford, Faith Bradford, Isabella Bradford and Brayden Bradford.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to his loving and compassionate caregivers:  Tracey, Barbara, Doris, Denise, Angela and Missy.  Also, a great big thank you to Allay Hospice for their tremendous end of life care.

A private service will be held in his memory. Please visit to sign the family’s personal guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made by mail or on-line to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 106 SRP Drive, Ste. A, Evans, GA  30809 or

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