Jerry W. Bradburn, 65


Jerry Wayne Bradburn, 65, of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, died on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at 6:01 a.m. at his home.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield with the Rev. Mike Rogers, pastor of Litchfield Southern Baptist Church, officiating. A funeral procession line-up will be arranged, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Those attending are asked to follow CDC guidelines by wearing masks.

Mr. Bradburn was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Hillsboro, to Raymond Earl and Beulah Mae (Saulters) Bradburn. He married Donna Len Tinzman on Oct. 4, 1975, and she survives.

He worked for his parents who owned and operated Four Seasons Greenhouse in Litchfield until the family business sold. He then went to work for Norfolk and Western/Norfolk Southern Railroad, where he worked with the track repair crew and retired as foreman.

Mr. Bradburn and his wife opened and operated Chapp’s Tavern on West Edwards Street in Litchfield, and he sold his interest to her due to his illness.

Over the years, he was an active member of Shoal Creek Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. He was an avid motorcyclist and muscle car guy, and enjoyed going to races. An accomplished drummer, he played in several area bands with his brothers, Tommy and Ronnie. The bands include Blue Crystal, Asurewood and Kustom Made, the house band at Chapp’s.

Mr. Bradburn like to play pool and darts, and was a big Cubs fan. He liked to putz around on his tractor, and gave neighbors a hand clearing their driveways of snow over the years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Jerry Wayne “J.W.” Bradburn, II of Litchfield; daughter, Jessica (Michael) Vickery of Litchfield; three brothers, Tommy (Marie Kelly) Bradburn, Ronnie Bradburn, both of Litchfield, and Todd (Beth) Bradburn of Seminary, MS; two sisters, Shirley (Jim) Hubbard of Litchfield and Pat (Jim) Moultrie of Staunton; and seven grandchildren, Alex (Saydi Taylor) Bradburn, Addison, Mason, Lilly and Harley Bradburn and Kaia and Amari Vickery.

Mr. Bradburn was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Albert and Billie Rae Bradburn.

Memorials may be directed to the Litchfield Food Pantry of Coats for Kids.

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