Bradford D. Mutchler
...Bradford D. Mutchler
, 90, of Windermere, Fla., formerly of Bowling Green, died at 12:15 a.m. July 30, 2004, at his
The Lexington native graduated from high school in Bowling Green and was a graduate of Western Kentucky University
.While at Western, he
played and starred on both the basketball and baseball teams.In 1999, he
was selected for the Western Kentucky University Hall of Fame
.He also received a master's degree in education from George Peabody College in Nashville in 1941.He
began a long and distinguished career in teaching and educational administration at Hartford, Franklin, Scottsville and Bowling Green.He was also a successful basketball coach at these schools.In September 1957, he became principal of Paducah Tilghman High School, until his resignation in 1969.
After leaving Tilghman, he
was employed at Western Kentucky University
in charge of university-school relations until his
then moved to Florida, where he
remained until his
death.He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Windermere.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle E. "Johnnie" Mutchler; a daughter, Marilyn Elliott of Mayfield; two sons, John M. Mutchler of Estes Park, Colo., and Dr. Bradford Mutchler
of Paducah; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Yonts of Maryland; a stepson, Lee Elias of Bowling Green; a sister, Florence Griffin of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.