Tuckerman native Bob Bradley will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 2018 Newport Christmas Parade, according to the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce.
Bradley, a graduate of Arkansas State University, has served as executive director of the Newport Urban Renewal Agency. He was a member of the Newport Civic Service Commission, and the Jackson County Youth Activities Association. A lifelong member of the Newport Booster Club, Bradley has coached many youth athletic teams.
Bradley has been responsible for developing and overseeing construction for many local community projects.
Although his background is in insurance, Bradley has been in the automobile business since 1985 and has been employed by Harris Ford since 1999.
Bradley and his wife Shirley have been married for 53 years and have two children and five grandchildren.
The Newport Christmas Parade is Thursday, Dec. 13 with a 6 p.m. starting time.
Bob Bradley / Image via Newport Area Chamber of Commerce