Bradley Kelly Whitworth, age 62, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2021, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Brad, the youngest of seven children, was born January 21, 1959, in Soda Springs, Idaho, to Herbert Kelly and Anna Maud Whitworth. He graduated from Borah High School in 1978, Boise State University with a degree in Sports Medicine, and continued on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Health and Safety Management. Brad began a career with United Parcel Service, as a nighttime truck loader, and with his typical perseverance and hard work, remained dedicated to the company for 34 years, retiring as the Health and Safety Manager, responsible for the western region.
Brad always maintained a respect for the physical abilities of the human body. With a persistent devotion to exercise and fitness, he prioritized constant evolution and improvements in strength and endurance. Brad adored all things football, and was blessed with artistic talents and a creative mind that lead him to a beloved hobby of watercolor and artwork. Traveling and exploring new cities, Brad enjoyed sampling unique restaurants and cultures, catching sunsets beyond the ocean, and enjoying the beauty of the world.
Brad’s priorities remained his beloved wife, Kelly, their seven children, and his deep foundation and love of the gospel as a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brad and Kelly grew up together, attending the same elementary, junior and senior high schools. Their shared memories, common friends, and affinity for the Boise area, contributed to their incredible friendship and deep love. Brad was extremely involved with and supportive of each of his seven children. He donated countless hours to coaching his sons’ football teams, with a proficiency to mentor and inspire each of the players on the field. With a matched passion for his daughters’ talents of dance and gymnastics, Brad gained an avid interest in competitions, recitals, and halftimes. The Whitworth kids consistently presented the best art projects, the most creative Halloween costumes and face paintings, and an understanding that their Dad stood behind them with an unconditional acceptance.
Brad served an LDS mission in London, England, and held many church callings. He most often found himself immersed with the youth, as his ability to relate to and guide teenagers was a natural talent. Brad provided relatability and an understanding for kids in their most formative years.
Brad is preceded in death by his mother, father, and oldest sister, and survived by his wife, their seven children, ten grandchildren, and five of his siblings, amongst countless family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 beginning at Noon at the Draper Meadows 6th Ward, 420 East Stokes Avenue in Draper. A public viewing for friends, family and all who's lives were impacted by Brad will be held on the evening of Monday, June 7, 2021 from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Road (10600 S.) in Sandy. There will be no visitation prior to the services on Tuesday.
Interment and graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 2 pm at Morris Hill Cemetery, 317 N Latah Street in Boise, Idaho.
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It is with a saddened heart to say good bye to my dear friend Brad. What a true blessing to have known this kind, funny and smart man! You are forever in our hearts Brad! My condolences to the Whitworth family, sending warm thoughts and hugs!
My heart is heavy as I’ve learned of the passing of Elder Whitworth. A wonder example to me as a servant of God on his mission
Prayers of love and comfort to his sweet wife and children/
Brad was the most capable and well-rounded Safety Director that I worked with during my 35+ year career. He was exceptionally competent, responsible and demonstrated unusually good character. I have followed his challenges and celebrated his achievements with cancer. He truly is a hero in my opinion! He will be missed by many and I am one of them. He is my friend!
I was so sorry to hear of Brad’s passing after such a valiant battle with cancer. My husband Al and I send you and your family heartfelt condolences during this time and loss.
I got to know Brad much closer during our 2 week trip to Singapore and China. We sure had some interesting experiences.
As you know better than me, he was firm in his faith and his love for your family and held to his principles which is what I respected about him most.
Prayers for you and your family from Al and Alexi Carli
What a pleasure and honor it was to work so many years alongside this incredible man. He set the bar for many of us in so many ways. He loved his family dearly and never missed an opportunity to make a person feel special. A man of integrity and devotion that will surely be missed. Rest In Peace Brad! See you on the other side.
UPS partner and Friend
A great partner in the business and family man. A man of ethics and fairness. A loss to his family and friends and to our socials a whole. My prayers to his family in this difficult time.
I am deeply saddened to lose my dear friend Brad. It was a blessing that our paths would cross while working together at UPS and I quickly came to know him as a man of great integrity who truly loved his family and The Lord. He will be missed but I find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. I send condolences to Kelly and the family as I pray for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
I was saddened to hear that your father passed away. With my deepest sympathy, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
He had one of the kindest hearts I know. We lost a partner and friend. Condolence and prayers to the Whitworth family. You were his pride and joy.
Brad, thank you for the time you spent with Ammon and all those boys during such an important time in their lives. Thanks for showing them what integrity is. And teaching them about what’s important in life. Kelly, thank you for supporting him in all the hours he dedicated to our kids. And thanks for providing such a great home away from home for my son. We love you all dearly. And pray for your comfort and peace.
I'm sorry for you loss. Brad has had such a positive impact on not only myself and my family but also this world. I have never met someone so caring and genuine with a true passion for not only others safety but their wellbeing. Every memory of Brad is positive and uplifting :-) Our prayers go out to all that had the privilege to knowing him, most of all to the family
I knew Brad for over ten years in my capacity as a Liberty Mutual risk control consultant on our dedicated UPS team. Brad was a great mentor and an inspiration to me in the safety profession and we were like-minded football fanatics. Prayers go out to the Whitworth family from the Surber family, god bless Brad.
With my deepest sympathy to the Whitworth family, the Cherry family would like to extend our sincere condolences for your loss.
I am saddened to hear this .
I met Brad as a Junior at Borah,
Huge smile and gifted artist.
We were good friends and will remember the great times we had in our youth .
My condolences 🙏 to family and share grief with all that knew him .
Prayers with you .
Our hearts are broken to receive this news of Brad's passing. Our prayers are with and and your family. Brad holds a special place in my heart as one of his Seminary teachers as do you. You both are precious beyond words.
We are so sorry about Brad. He was a warrior and fought such a good fight! He inspired Troy to fight harder. Thank you for your love and examples. You have inspired me in many ways. Our hearts and prayers are with you today. We love you!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Brad is an awesome partner as we worked together in the Health and Safety field. I remember one of our first encounters, he shared his past serving as a strength and conditioning coach. He provided me guidance that aided me in navigating my work out routine. That lead to 100 lbs. weight loss .
We spoke a lot about family, faith and strength. Our last conversation will always be remembered... "spend the time with your family...I mean that".
Brad was a Titian in the health and safety field, he got it. He understood how to coach and lead. He had a way with people and was able to motivate regardless of the circumstances. I will celebrate his life and pray these words bring comfort to the family!
Our sincere condolences to the Whitworth Family and the loss of Brad. We both worked together at UPS and he definitely was a leader. May your hearts be filled with comfort and peace and finding ways to keep his legacy alive moving forward.
Our sincerest condolences to your family. Brad was a loved UPSer and our hearts go out to you and yours. - Jesse
'It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.'- Sujish Kandampully
I am so sorry for your loss. Brad was a great boss and mentor; he will be in our hearts and memories. My thoughts are with you and your family.
This was sad news to hear, Brad will be missed dearly by many. Brad was a one of a kind man. I met Brad working at UPS and his leadership and friendship made him great person. You will be missed.
Our UPS team in Pueblo Colorado are saddened with the news of Brad passing. We send our condolences to all of his family. I know that the plan of salvation can give you peace in this difficult moment of loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
I love Brad. I have watched him serve so many people during our many years as neighbors. Brad fought a long hard health battle, but I have never seen someone do it with so much dignity and strength. I will miss seeing Brad every week. However, I know he is enjoying Heaven's weight room right now! I know he was one of the Lord's valiant souls and loved ones are welcoming him home.
We love you Brad!
Bishop Lane Lewis
Gone too soon. Brad's work on this earth was complete, however he would want his legacy to continue. You will live in many hearts forever, you were an amazing mentor and friend. My prayers go out to Brad's family. Rest in peace Brad, your presence will be sorely missed.
It was my pleasure to call Brad a mentor, boss, and friend. His character was unmatched, and he always had a kind word or thought in good times and bad. My deepest condolences to his family, he will be greatly missed. I can only hope to emulate his indelible spirit.
Condolences to Bradley and his family.
My heart is broken for Kelly and the Whitworth family. Working with Brad was truly a pleasure. His integrity, honesty, and work ethic were second to none. He was so proud of his family and I'm certain he is still just as proud and concerned for your wellbeing and progress now. Prayers and Hugs to you all!
Brad was one of my managers at UPS many years ago. He was always fair and kind. We all really liked Brad as our mentor and friend. Our condolences are with you and your family during this time.
It’s hard to capture the entirety of Brad’s impact on my life, personally and professionally. Not only did Brad teach me so much about the world of safety, but he constantly emulated how to focus on what matters and to do so with integrity, passion, and enthusiasm. Brad’s commitment to his family, faith, and community lives on and I’m grateful to have been a part of that world. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Was so sorry to hear about Brad. He was a great person. I remember spending time together as youth in the 10th Ward. He was an awesome artist. Vicki and I have 2 of his watercolors and have enjoyed them through the years. They at one point were given to my parents from Brad and we were lucky enough to acquire them. I wish all his family the very best life has to offer. This is a great loss. I am sure he had some rough times. Definitely a bitter/sweet situation. May the Lord bless you all.
Although we don't know you personally, we want you to know that we are standing beside you in faith knowing that our dear Brad is now with his creator. We are thankful to you as his family for the years of sacrifice you also had during his UPS career. Brad loved his family and we extend our prayers asking for comfort and peace in this difficult time. God be with each and every one of you.
I am heartbroken over your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Brad over our long careers at UPS. There is simply no finer man!! The world has lost a wonderful man but heaven has gained a an amazing soul. My deepest condolences go out to your family. May Gods grace and love keep and bless you until you meet again.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brad and I had great times in High School. He was always a great friend. He not only was instrumental in Mitzi and I getting together but he also inked his art work on my leg. Love you guys, May God bless you.
Love you Uncle B. I'll see you soon.
Brad’s a legend to me. His son, Nick, tells me stories about his Dad and each of them remind me to be strong, respectful, and dedicated, and maybe even a little more bad-A when the situation calls. See you again, Mr Whitworth!
My heartfelt condolences to thw Whitworth family. I have worked with Brad many, many years ago with him at UPS. May he rest in peace.
My heart, my love and my prayers are with all of you!
Words aren’t sufficient to describe a man with a heart and soul as strong, faithful, dedicated and pure as Brad’s. He touched and changed the lives of so many, including myself. Even amidst his own trials he reached out and encouraged and supported me through mine. Brad was a warrior and an inspiration to all who knew him. I have never seen a more dedicated husband and father. How blessed you are to have such a strong, close and amazing family! He is and will be with you always! Stay strong amazing Whitworth family! Love you all! ❤️🙏🏻 Anjee Chynoweth
Condolences to the family. Thanks for sharing him with the UPS family.
I send my sincere and deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of need.
One of the best Safety Managers UPS has ever seen. Through his work, he saved many lives. Rest in peace partner.
I am saddened to hear of Brad's passing. My prayers for peace and comfort are with his family members during this difficult time. God be with you till we meet again Brad. Thank you for your leadership and kindness throughout the years!
My condolence Melissa
love you daddy. my heart aches everyday.. cant wait to see you again.