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Bradley Russel Wardle

March 6, 1956 — March 7, 2022

Bradley Russel Wardle

Bradley Russel Wardle, 66, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022, with his family by his side.

Brad was born on March 6, 1956, in Boise, Idaho to the late Porter Russel and Alice Amy Blackburn Wardle.

He played and excelled in Little League football and baseball, where his dad often was his coach and mentor. Brad loved sports. As he grew up, he became an avid fan, along with his father, of the Boise State Broncos. He was blessed with the opportunity to watch them go from a small college to a University, and eventually to a Major League in the NCAA. Brad also attended Boise State University, where he worked on his Business Degree. During his teenage years, he worked for his father at Ada Sand & Gravel doing everything from shoveling sand from underneath conveyor belts to equipment operation to eventually becoming the General Manager. The business was sold in 1984 and Brad went on to have many successes in sales throughout the Treasure Valley.

He was loved by all those who knew him. Brad had the most infectious smile and a wild sense of humor. He loved his friends and family. Brad should always be remembered as the man that loved life, loved friends, and cared deeply about those he came in contact with.

In addition to his parents, Brad is preceded in death by his sister, Christine Wardle.

Those left to cherish Brad’s memory are his younger brother, Carl Barton (April Lee) Wardle.

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The care of Bradley Russel Wardle and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Cremation Society of Tennessee.

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