James L. Bradley passed away unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sept. 1, 1952, the son of the late James and Eloise McCarty Bradley.
As a strong leader and great business visionary, Jim was the owner and president of New Holland Supply Co. before becoming the owner and CEO of Bradley Caldwell.
He was a member of numerous business ventures, including serving 16 years as a board member of Durvet in Kansas City, Mo., a company that was founded by his father.
Outside of the office, he was an avid bird hunter and enjoyed shooting sporting clays.
During football season, you could always find him rooting for the Chiefs, even before they got good.
He had a love of cars that spanned from watching NASCAR races to building his own collection of muscle cars.
When the weather was warm he loved to be on the water, doing anything from water skiing to taking family and friends fishing on his boat or going on a relaxing evening cruise.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Bonnie; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kathleen Bradley; daughter, Jamie Johnson; and three grandchildren, Brendan, Eden and Corbin Johnson.
A Celebration of Life Service time will be posted once that information becomes available.
Cremation with inurnment Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.