Gerald E. Bradley Sr., 76, of the Whittier Community, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence with his family by his side. Gerald was born to Walt and Margaret Bradley on Feb. 25, 1938. Gerald made a living as a heavy equipment operator and a carpenter. He built many of the homes in the Jackson Co. area. Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mrs. Mary Bradley; three sons, Eddie Bradley and wife Reba, Richard Bradley and wife Stevie, Tommy Bradley and wife Darlene; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four sisters and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Gerald is preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 2pm at Wilmot Cemetery. Long House Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.