Jerry Bradley, 83, of Mt. Pleasant died peacefully Sunday, November 14, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.
Jerry was born October 10, 1938, in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Arthur F. and Nevada E. (Shondel) Bradley. Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Fairfield High School. On August 15, 1965, Jerry married Lea Vorhies in Fairfield, IA. He served in the National Guard for a total of 8 years. Jerry was the owner and operator of Jerry's Pizza for 52 years.
Jerry enjoyed bowling, golf, softball (slow and fast pitch), and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed car cruises in his 59 Chevy. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Jerry belonged to the Masonic Lodge, The Iris Bowling Hall of Fame, and Hope Lutheran Church. His favorite overall pastime was watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their activities.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Lea; two daughters, Beth (Juston Sammons) Fisher and Barb (Kean) Rich; a son, Brent Bradley all of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren, Kaitlin Fisher, Ft. Collins, CO, Paxton Fisher, Kelsey (Jerratt) Norton, Kyla Rich, Keegan Rich, Sydney Bradley all of Mt Pleasant, and Brayden Bradley of Sanford, FL; two great grandchildren, Audrey and Josie Norton; a brother, Jack Bradley of Fairfield; a sister, Ann Edwards of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Iona Bradley of Baltimore and Dee Bradley of Fairfield and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, Tom, Jim, Chuck, John, Mike and Pete and 2 sisters, Phyllis Kelton and Linda Vorhies.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Hope Lutheran Church, Germanville, IA with Pastor Ryan Dexter officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Military Rites in Vorhies Cemetery, rural Lockridge. Visitation will be held from noon to 7:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to Vorhies Cemetery, Hope Lutheran Church, EveryStep Hospice, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Messages and tributes may be directed to www.powellfuneralhomes.com.