Swint Bradberry Jr.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, January 19, 2024
Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center
211 Park Ave SW
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 20, 2024
Mercy Church
2700 Whiskey Road
Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Obituary of Swint Edward "Porky" Bradberry Jr.

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Swint Edward “Porky” Bradberry, Jr., 78, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Brookhaven Dr. in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Porky was a life long native of Aiken, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Swinton Edward Bradberry Sr. & Elizabeth Emmer Bradberry. “Porky"  was an esteemed figure in Aiken and best-known for owning Porky Bradberry Jewelry Store, originally established by his parents in New Ellenton in 1953 and relocated in 1963 to Laurens Street before expanding onto Whiskey Road over its six decades of operation. For many residents in Aiken who could afford such fine jewels as gold or diamond jewelry purchases it became their go-to store – another testament to Swint’s family devotion and dedication as they made purchases from them!

Bradberry’s journey in the jewelry business was more than just professional; it was also part of his legacy inherited from Swint and Elizabeth Bradberry. Under his stewardship, the store relocated and expanded under his guidance; this period marked tremendous growth and prosperity for Aiken under retail history as a whole. Upon retiring as store owner in 2020, however, a decision he made meant the end of an era – his contributions were invaluable both locally as well as to Aiken community life in general.

Porky is survived by his granddaughter, Brittany Lauren Bradberry of Aiken; a grandson, Justin Bryan Pompano Beach, FL; and a great-granddaughter, Winter Bradberry.

In addition to his parents, Porky was preceded in death by his first wife Linda in 1982 and his second wife Connie in 2020. He was also preceded in death by his son, Keith Wayne Bradberry.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 11:00am at Mercy Church, 2700 Whiskey Road, Aiken, SC 29803 with the Rev. Kenny Murphy officiating.

Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Friday evening, January 19, 2024 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803) 649-6234.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Online expressions of sympathy for the family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com.

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