Fort Myers, FL - It is with heavy hearts and unbearable sadness that we announce the passing of Bradley Stephen Hanson, who left us far too soon. He will be remembered by everyone with whom he interacted for his smile, wit, and sweet soul. It’s hard to say goodbye to someone so young, but Brad can rest easy knowing he left us better off for having known him. There was nothing Brad liked better than traveling, OU football, or giving his sister a hard time. You could always find Brad laughing with friends, dining out- especially at Bella, or going to a Dave Matthews concert.
He was born in South Bend, Indiana on May 20, 1982 to his beloved parents Lloyd and Kay Hanson. He grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma where he attended Edmond North High School and will always be remembered for his “talk of the town,” black Firebird. Bradley went on to complete an undergraduate Disney Internship while attending Oklahoma University. He graduated with a Human Relations degree in 2005. He then relocated to Orlando, FL in 2005 after accepting a position with the Walt Disney Company that would eventually span over a decade.
Brad will be lovingly and forever remembered by his parents, Lloyd and Kay Hanson of Fuquay-Varina; sister, Courtney Spare and brother-in-law William of Raleigh; aunt, Jane Woodruff of Avon, IN, and aunt, Judy (Paul) Exl of Green Bay, WI.
Relatives and friends may join the family on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 between 6-8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 401 North Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1621 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Bradley was like the Florida sun, always bright and warm.
Thomas Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday March 20th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
401 N Ennis Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Wednesday March 21st, 2018
1621 Broad Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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My name is Dan and I live in West Palm. I had been speaking to Brad on line for a while. He to,d me about working.in Orlando and getting a new job in Fort Myers. He sent me pictures of his new apartment. He seemed like he was very happy. I was hoping to get to meet him when I went to Fort Myers. I never met him but we had some great talks on line. I know I missed meeting an incredible person and I was just shocked and sad to learn why i could not get a hold of him.
Submitted by Dan Gurski on May 2 2018 07:59:59 PM
Hope this Scripture gives you some comfort. God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.” —Revelation 21:3, 4, Contemporary English Version.
Submitted by Delisa Mckenzie on Mar 24 2018 08:09:18 AM
God love you Brad I’ll miss you so much.thank you so much for being my friend .,my faith is strong till we meet again. God bless you and your family and friends
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Brad, you'll forever be in my thoughts and heart. Although we only knew each other a short time, I will treasure the opportuntiy I had to be your friend.
Submitted by Shawn Perreault on Mar 19 2018 07:07:21 PM
There truly are no words that can fully capture Brad. Amazing, funny, mischievous, Witty, optimistic, friend, good hearted... you will always be loved and remembered. My love and prayers for his family and all his friends that truly became family too.
Submitted by Keri on Mar 18 2018 09:29:21 PM
He was my best friend in fort myers I met him one week when he move here I can't belevie he gone I will always love and miss him my angel
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