Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mr. Jerry Wayne Bradford Sr., age 61 of Des Moines, Iowa and formerly of Franklin County. Mr. Bradford passed from this life on April 26, 2019 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Des Moines. Mr. Bradford was a Chicago Bulls basketball fan, a Dallas Cowboys football fan and a great admirer of Dale Earnhardt and NASCAR. Preceding him in death is his mother, Lily Marie Farris Bradford and his father, James Hubert Bradford; sisters, Jeanette Bradford Wagner, Linda Bradford Stanborski, Debbie Bradford Little and Wilma Bradford; brother, Charles Bradford. He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Bradford of Cowan; sons, Jerry Bradford, Jr. of Illinois, Michael (Sara) Bradford of Knoxville, Sean Bradford and Kyle Bradford both of Cowan; 7 grandchildren; sister, Joy Bradford Stevenson; brothers, James Bradford, Jr. and John Bradford. The Bradford family will receive friends between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday May 18, 2019 at Watson-North Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will follow at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.
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