Milt Bradford Obituary, Death Cause – Milton Emerson Bradford Jr., age 71, passed away in his home on Saturday, May 1, 2021, after a valiant struggle against cancer. He was surrounded by the presence of his family and the voice of his son, Garrett, when he passed away gently. A service to celebrate the life of the deceased will be held on May 7, 2021 at the Greenwood Baptist Church in Weatherford at 1 pm. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Garden of Memories in Lufkin.
Donations in place of flowers can be sent to Greenwood Baptist Outreach, located at 1504 Greenwood Cutoff Road, Weatherford, Texas 76088; or Horsemen For Christ Ministries, located at P.O. Box 9524, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308; the addresses can be found in Milt’s obituary. Milt Bradford was born on April 22, 1950, in Lufkin, Texas. His father, Milton Bradford, was a Baptist preacher, and his mother, Betty Hawkins Bradford, was a schoolteacher.
Milt was the son of Milton and Betty Bradford. Milt was raised in Huntington for the majority of his boyhood, with some of his formative years also spent in Del Rio and McAllen, Texas, where his father served as a preacher. When Milt was a teenager, he discovered that he had a passion for horses and cattle, and he decided to build his life around that interest. Milt thought that he had the experience and knowledge necessary to start his own horse auction enterprise after working with Raymond Havard in Lufkin for a number of years.
Milt started the first of many successful auctions in Fort Worth and across the country in 1990 by forming a partnership with the well-known Oxbow Ranch. These auctions were held all across the country. After selling Western Bloodstock in 2013, Milt decided to retire from the horse sale industry. However, he quickly realized that retirement was not for him and that he missed working.
Milt began his newest endeavor in the real estate industry in 2017, when he was 67 years old. Up until the time of his death, he remained actively involved in the real estate industry alongside his partner Don Bell.