Dorothy Catherine Sparks Bradley

Dorothy Catherine Sparks Bradley, 101, of Kenova, WV. passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at her daughter’s residence surrounded by family. Dorothy was born June 23, 1921 in Van Lear, Ky. a daughter of the late Olma Blossom and Sarah Hattie Castle Sparks. She moved to Kenova in the mid-1950s where she worked at Griffith and Feil Drug Store and retired in 1986 after many years of service. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Kenova where she taught Sunday school for 20 years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, W.T. Bradley, Jr.; siblings Olma Demra Sparks, MD, Leslie Howard Sparks, Richard Elwood Sparks, Anna Laurie Sparks Colvin and Virginia Sue Sparks Estep; daughter-in-law Anne Elizabeth Bradley and Charles David Pelfrey. Survivors include her sister Darlene Sparks Preston; children Dorothy Catherine Bradley Carver and William Thomas Bradley, III; grandchildren Jeri Carver (Bennie) Webb, James Bradley (Sarah) Carver, W.T. Bradley, IV and Joshua Glen (Courtney) Bradley; 9 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a special friend Mary Campbell and grandpup and constant companion Miss Scarlett. Special thanks to Dr. Abdelgaber and his staff, the Right at Home staff and other special caretakers for the wonderful care she received. Due to some members of the immediate family having COVID-19, there will be no public visitation or funeral. The funeral service will be streamed at 11:30 AM, Friday, July 1, 2022. Service stream may be viewed and online condolences expressed at

10 Replies to “Dorothy Catherine Sparks Bradley”

  1. Prayers of comfort and strength for family and friends of our beautiful Aunt Dot. She loved having family around her. We loved her so much.

  2. So sorry for the loss of Nana, she was a wonderful woman. Her whole family is in our prayers. God Bless you all!

  3. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Bradley. I have known her most of my life, from being Bill Bradley’s mother to the drug store and being a customer where I worked. She was a loving wonderful person and I really liked her.
    Prayers to Bill, Kitty and their families during this very difficult time.

  4. Please accept our deepest condolences for you and your family’s loss 😢🙏

  5. Please accept our deepest condolences for you and your family’s loss 😢🙏

  6. So sorry to here of her passing, prayers for her family. Mrs. Bradley was a very nice lady.

  7. I will miss Nana (that’s the name I have called her since I was 7 years old.) Nana was an amazing woman who I admired and envied. Her mind was sharp until the end. I feel truly blessed to have grown old with Nana, Kitty, and Jeri Lynn. They are the best!

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