Wayne Bradford


Mr. Walter Wayne Bradford, 72, husband of Judy Campbell Bradford and a resident of Exmore, passed away Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at his residence.

A native of Hadlock, he was the son of the late Walter Lee Bradford and the late Monnie Custis Bradford.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired sheriff for Northampton County, and a member of the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Katie Lynne Bradford, of Exmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Sara Beth Bradford; and a sister, Barbara Parker.

A graveside service with sheriff’s department honors was conducted Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Rob Kelly officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Eastern Shore SPCA Inc., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 or Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.doughtyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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