Funny, witty, ambitious, caring, passionate
Described as “larger than life” with a boisterous personality and a love of laughter, Scott Bradley was also kind, loving and caring with deep blue eyes, rimmed in gold around the pupils. “Eyes that you could melt into,” his mother said.
Scott Bradley loved a good joke. One Christmas, when he was 22, he got a Cheetah onesie for Christmas. It was furry, spotted and had ears and a tail. He wore it to run an errand to a convenience store. His mom said, “He strolls in the store and says: Hey, do y’all allow cheetahs in here?” Everyone in the store cracked up.
Though Scott Bradley was full of laughter, he was also carrying a lot of pain. As a child, he was abused by his father, a trauma that never went away. He was also in pain after a car accident and prescribed oxycodone, which started his addiction. He then moved to heroin, as it was cheaper.
Scott Bradley graduated from a technical college and became a master mechanic for Mercedes Benz. He was very creative and artistic, drawing pictures, doing some tattoos and making beautiful pottery pieces. His biggest accomplishment in life was his son, Ryan Anthony Curtis. What Scott Bradley wanted more than anything was to be a great dad to his boy.
Scott Bradley loved music, especially Eminem. He resembled Eminem and called himself Slim Shady and had a desire to become a famous rapper and live in California. His other passions included cars, his many tattoos, his dog Bella and cat Maryjane.
As his addiction progressed the real Scott Bradley was only seen in occasional glimpses. It was hard to watch her son’s genuine personality disappear. His mom, Susan, felt that Scott Bradley began to hate himself for being addicted. “Everyone tells me what they miss most about Scott Bradley is his infectious laugh and his kindness,” Susan said.
“I feel hollow inside,” she stated. ‘I developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the constant anxiety, never knowing if he would die, end up in jail or hurt himself or others. It affected everything in my life; I miss him so much. I love my son, I have always loved him.’
Scott Bradley’s mother, Susan Seeley, provided the information for this narrative.
October 14, 1991-September 10, 2018
Age 26-Lived with the disease of addiction 8 years