Funeral services to celebrate the life of Jerome E. “Jerry” Bradley, 85, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 26, 2022 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, downtown Davenport. The service will be livestreamed by visiting this page. Burial will be in Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. There will be additional visitation on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Jerry died Friday, April 15, 2022 at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.
Jerome Ellis Bradley was born on August 31, 1936 in Bloomington, Illinois, a son of Frank and Lilian (Sigler) Bradley. He proudly served our country in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. Jerry was united in marriage to Joan T. Samberg on March 20, 1965 in Galesburg. They celebrated a renewal of vows at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on November 17, 2007. Joan preceded Jerry in death on January 26, 2009.
Jerry worked for many years at French and Hecht as a painter and retired as a supervisor at the Pepsi Bottling Plant when it closed in 2001. After his retirement he enjoyed helping out at the Elks Club.
Jerry was proud of being a Marine and enjoyed sharing stories about his Marine Corps days to those that served and anyone who would listen. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, and golfing, hitting a hole in one on Emeis’ 5th Hole Par 3. Jerry was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, St. Louis Cardinals, and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Survivors include his children: Jerome (Kathleen) Bradley, Lisa Stanger, and Jim Bradley; grandchildren: Andrea (Shane) Beatty, Joshua Bradley, Brittany (Cory) Kohler, Jake (Grace) Bradley, Tony Stanger, and Billy (Vana) Stanger; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Addy, Estella, Elliot, Asher, TJ, Marley, and Ruby, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his loving wife, Joan, Jerry was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Bradley, great-grandson, Trentin Stanger, his parents, his sisters, Eleanor, Barb, and Rita, and his brothers, Ed and Lonnie.