Jerry Lee Bradley of McCook, Neb., died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. He was 71 years old.
Jerry was born in Culbertson, on Sept. 24, 1936, the son of Harold J. and Goldie V. Matson Bradley. He attended the Culbertson Public Schools, and lived in this area all his life.
On May 27, 1957, he married Janet Catherine Schuler at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in McCook. Four children were born to this union.
Jerry started working as a brick tender helping build the McCook High School at the age of 16. He later became a self-employed paperhanger, painter, wood floor and wood furniture refinisher. He retired when his health failed him. Jerry was instrumental in teaching his sons the value of using their hands and talents as he had. Jerry enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. He took pride in having a well-groomed yard.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Harold and Goldie Bradley.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of McCook; three sons, Douglas Harold Bradley and wife, Kathy, Paul Warren Bradley and wife, Camy, and Timothy Schuler Bradley and wife, Joleen, all of McCook; one daughter, Mary Catherine Bradley of McCook; two brothers, Kenneth Bradley and wife, Betty and Donald Bradley and wife, Glenda, all of McCook; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name
Visitation will be today until 6 p.m., and Friday from 4-8 p.m. The family will be present from 6 to 7 p.m., on Friday to greet friends. Friends may send condolences to www.carpenterbreland.com .
Funeral service will be Saturday, July 5, at 10 a.m., at St. Alban's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Mary Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.