Funeral plans have been set for WBNS Chief Meteorologist Chris Bradley who died this week after a nearly two year battle with leukemia.
Bradley died Wednesday at his Worthington home with his family by his side. He was 53.
Visitation for family and close friends will be held at from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave.
Bradley joined WBNS as the station’s chief meteorologist in July, 2006. He previously worked at WSYX in Columbus and stations in Indiana and Michigan.
He was an active member of the charitable community and his church.
He was very open about his health struggle. After 21 months of treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Bradley announced on November 18 that he entered hospice care, surrounded by his loving husband, Jason, their son, Spencer, and daughter, Maria.
In a recent interview, Bradley was asked about his love and the community and his deep faith.
“Well I just, I looked at my life and I said I do have a big following, and how can I affect them? And, that’s been my approach to try to encourage people, make them feel more comfortable you know – and maybe make changes in their life that could save their life,” said Bradley.
Chris was excited to learn that all three Columbus news stations will be coming together Monday, December 10 to promote bone marrow donations.
Chris is survived by his devoted husband of 23 years, Jason, and his son Spencer and daughter, Maria. He is also survived by his father, Walter Bagot, and his wife Martha Lee. His family is deeply appreciative of the prayers, support, encouragement and comfort offered by friends and the community, according to his obituary posted on his Facebook page.
A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at King Avenue church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to:
The Chris Bradley Memorial Fund of The Columbus Foundation
Care of The Columbus Foundation
1234 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
For more information about giving to the Chris Bradley Memorial Fund of The Columbus Foundation, contact Steven Moore. He can be reached at 614-251-4000 or via email at email@example.com.