Bradley Wayne Siler

Born: Sun., Mar. 31, 1957
Died: Sat., Jul. 15, 2017


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jul. 21, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home


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MR. BRADLEY WAYNE SILER, AGE 60

Mr. Bradley Wayne Siler, age 60 of Robinson, IL, died Saturday July 15, 2017 at 9:52 AM while swimming in the Lincoln Trail College Pool.  An autopsy is scheduled to determine a cause of death.

Born March 31, 1957 in Lawrenceville, IL. He was the son of Joe W. Siler and Donna L.  (Judy) Siler-Garrett.  

Bradley was a member of the U. S. T A. and was a Tennis Professional at clubs  in Owensboro, KY, Elkhart, IN, and Cinncinatti, OH. Brad graduated Robinson High School in 1975, Lincoln Trail College in 1977 and in 1980, he graduated Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Physical Education.  He played Tennis for EIU and was a member of the 1977 Lincoln Trail Statesman Basketball team that went to the National Finals.  He attended Highland Church of Christ, Robinson, IL; was a member of the BPO Elks, #1188, Robinson, IL; Past U.S.T.A. Professional; Brad was actively involved in all sports and was involved with coaching and mentoring local youth in basketball and tennis.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Donna and Jack Garrett, Robinson, IL; a brother Brian A. Siler, Robinson, IL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lori and Mike Kohlmeyer, Newburgh, IN, Darci and Paul Homan, Tulsa, OK, Sheri and David McGahey, Robinson, IL, Dawn and Kenny Hengst, Houston, TX, Tarita Siler, Robinson IL;  nieces and nephews, Austin, Aaron, and Abby Siler, Allison, Amy, and Colby McGahey, Jacob, Garrett, Parker, and Joey Homan, Ricci Bradley, Blair and Michelle Kohlmeyer, Kaycee and Alex Perkins, Mackenzie and Wes Alvey; one great niece, Rian Bradley and three great nephews, Ara Bradley, Reis Bradley, and Michael Kohlmeyer.

Preceding him in death was his father, Joe W. Siler, 1992.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Tom Buchanan officiating.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.  There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Parks Department, Tennis Court Resurfacing Fund.

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Debi Dix
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Donna, and 'kids'. This news breaks my heart. I will always remember Bradley Wayne when we were all kids on Argus. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Silers.

ELMER HALE
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
DONNA JACK AND ALL THE CHILDREN
I GIVE YOU MY SYMPATHY.I WORKED WITH BRAD'S DAD IN THE LAB AT MARATHON. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE SILER FAMILY. I WILL KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.

Eleanor Reeder Mallory-Gaddis
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
My dear long time friends. My heart breaks for all of you in the passing of "Brad". I remember him playing on the basketball team for the then coach Jack Reeder. I may have been gone from Robinson. Il. for quite sometime but will always remember the Siler family - all of you!!!! God bless you in this time of need and know that Heaven will be welcoming him with open arms. Very hard to write this without shedding some tears - Brads father Jo sold us many cars and will always remember him and know that he will be so happy to see Brad again. Donna, you were always a special person and friend to me and my daughter Jill Parkhurst!!!! Jack I remember you with fond memories also and know that Brad meant a lot to you as you meant a lot to him. God bless you and continue to comfort Donna and family as you always have. With sincere sympathy God Bless and in time and with Gods help you find peace in Brads passing. I remain Sincerely, Eleanor Reeder

Kathy & Scott Beasley
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
So sorry to the entire Siler family on the loss of Brad. He was always such a nice guy to me. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love from Indy!
Scott, Kathy, Kristen, Ryan, Aaron and Lauren.

Pam Bollinger
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
Darci and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important family is to you. With my deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort. Pam

Suzie Davis
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
I have very fond memories of each one of you, particularly at the city pool. I even remember being there the day Donna went to the hospital to give birth to Sherry. Your family was a model for all of us. By far though, my most tender and fond memory is of my kindergarten crush on Brad. He was a beautiful, little golden Adonis. Rest now, sweet Prince and live forever beyond the gates of heaven.

David and Jeanine(Stitt)Taylor Sr
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Dear Brian and family: We are very sad and very sorry about Brad. I imagine that Scott isn't taking it well(our brother). Jill and I didn't know Brad that well but we are still upset all the same and shocked. I don't know what it's like to lose a sibling but my sister Marla knows what your mom and you all are feeling. Marla lost her son in 1985.You definitely all are in our thoughts and prayers..xoxoxo

Yvonne Newlin
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Brian, Sheri, and all the family ---- So sorry for your sudden loss. He has encouraged many young people in his lifetime and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Yvonne


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