Brad Cline was born on Tax Day, April 15, 1955 in Central Ohio. Brad had an amazing gift of designing and working with machines. He learned to operate expert machining tools at a young age and quickly applied his gift in several hobbies (hovercraft, fixing cars etc). He received a certification for aircraft-maintenance. After watching the live TV broadcast of the moon landing in wonder, he found a new love in Rocketry. He was passionate about martial arts and received a Black-Belt in both Aikido and Taekwondo.
He was born a second time, by faith in Jesus and was baptized with difficulty because he was too tall to fit in the baptismal. He also found his true love with Nancy.
Brad focused on mentoring young inventors and sharing his vast knowledge of machines, tooling, and designs. He used all his skills and tools to make creative items and bring joy to others. He recently discovered that he could make cool parts using 3D-printing - and then he turned his home into a 3D-part making factory - semi-permanently making his home smell like burnt resin - to the chagrin of his wife Nancy and their dog Daisy who will miss him now.
He passed away the night of April 13, 2023; just 2 days before his 68th birthday from a series of seizures. He is survived by his wife Nancy, his sisters, Vicki, Pam, and Kathy, his son Tommy, and his daughter, Ivy as well as his granddaughters from Ivy: Scarlet (10) and Dixie (6) on whom he doted on and talked about constantly.
Brad was a loyal friend and an incredibly generous person who gave to whoever needed him without expecting anything in return. Although we are comforted by the knowledge that he is resting in the arms of Jesus, it is hard to even describe how much all of us will miss him.
Friends, we invite you to join us for an intimate Memorial Service celebrating Brad Cline’s life & legacy, Friday, April 21, 6:30 PM at Agape Community Fellowship, 3912 Alton Darby Creek Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026; followed by fellowship & BBQ snack together.
In lieu of flowers, Nancy would like to encourage you to send donations to: Agape Community Fellowship (www.agapehilliard.org) earmarked for “Benevolence Fund”.