Bradley Staker
1970 - 2021
BORN
1970
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Cannon Mortuary
2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.)
Salt Lake City, UT
Bradley Val Staker

1970 - 2021

Our beloved son, husband, father, brother, and friend, Bradley Val Staker died unexpectedly on October 12, 2021 after suffering an epileptic seizure. He was 51 years old and passed surrounded by loved ones.

Born on August 25, 1970 in Murray, UT to S. Val Staker and Sandy L. Martin, Brad was the eldest of 4 children. Even at a young age, Brad's love of adventure and sports was apparent, and he was always looking for the next adrenaline rush. He would always find the humor in a situation, making everyone laugh and brightening their day. All of this came together at Hillcrest High where he was one of the first male cheerleaders, able to entertain a crowd with a standing backflip or getting them fired up for their team. After graduating in 1988 and attending a year of college, Brad served a mission for the LDS Church in the California San Jose Mission. He then returned to BYU where he graduated with a degree in psychology in 1994.

Brad's greatest joy in life was always his family. He married his eternal companion, Heather Elizabeth Hobson, on August 16, 1994 in the Salt Lake Temple and, together, they were blessed with 4 beautiful children. Brad and Heather's children were the lights of their lives, and Brad's happiest moments were with them – whether teasing them at home, demonstrating how to ride a boogie board or surf a wave in California, watching a regatta in Burley, riding a jet ski or snowmobile (or anything else that went fast), or even just quietly watching a show.

Brad was persistent and patient, long-suffering but never a complainer, and blazed his own trail through life. He was the first to take the polar bear plunge at Stansbury Reservoir in Tooele, and the last to catch a ski lift for one last run. He convinced many friends and family to accompany him in these things, including always competing with and pranking his brother, Ryan. The best part of all of these is that cell phones didn't exist at the time, so there is no documented evidence of anything that may or may not have happened and may or may not have been illegal.

Professionally, Brad's life has also revolved around family. In the early part of his career, he worked closely with Ryan, renovating houses, and running a pavement striping business together where he did the accounting and invoicing. As Brad got older, the projects got bigger and bigger as he expanded his marketing role in the family-owned Staker Company. Some projects where Brad was involved include the Monarch Meadows development, the build out of the Harmony apartments, the development of flex-space at Bringhurst Station, the Lone Peak and the Almond Street projects, and the mixed-use Pluralsight campus with hundreds of thousands of square-feet of office space for lease. Brad was a "people person", and was successful because of his easy manner and ability to connect. While these were all exciting opportunities, Brad's number one motivation was building upon and maintaining the family business to help leave a legacy for his own children. His presence at the firm and in the industry will be missed.

Brad is survived by his wife, Heather; children, Hannah, Avery, Griffin, and Bianca; sister Kim Holmstrom (Mike); parents Val Staker and Sandy Martin (Terry); and a whole bunch of friends whose days were made brighter with his quick wit and humor. He is preceded in death by his sister, Brittin and his brother, Ryan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 22, 2021 at 12:00 noon at the Union First Ward, 1535 Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84093. Viewings will be held Thursday, October 21st from 6:00-8:00pm and Friday, October 22nd from 10:30-11:30am at the Union First Ward.

Please consider supporting the Epilepsy Foundation (WalkToEndEpilepsy.org).
Published by Deseret News from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
21
Viewing
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Union First Ward
1535 Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT
Oct
22
Viewing
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Union First Ward
1535 Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT
Oct
22
Funeral service
12:00p.m.
Union First Ward
1535 Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT
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Oh Griffin and Bianca! I am beyond saddened for the loss of your dad! Heather, you are so loved and there are angels surrounding your family even now. I love you all so very much and hold you in my heart and prayers.
Holley Kay
October 21, 2021
Val and Sandy, Our deepest sympathies to your family. Your family has always shown so much love to all of us. We love you and appreciate you so much! You are in our prayers always!
Wayne Anderson and Family
Friend
October 21, 2021
Wayne Anderson and Family
October 21, 2021
Too many memories to count. I love your family, I´ll never forget Brads driving :) Ryan´s quick look of what´s next and that smile that means trouble. :) Britts pinches of love. I couldn´t be more grateful for the love and grace your family has shown me. Please know I´m here for you all and love you.
Mark Diederich
Family
October 16, 2021
We find ourselves, as friends, sharing in your family´s loss. We have known the family for almost 50 years. May you all be blessed with love, support, courage and strength at this heart wrenching time. God´s blessings will be with you all. May the warmth of our love surround you. Bruce and Pam Avery
Bruce and Pam Avo
Friend
October 16, 2021
Cristi Babin and John Bird
October 15, 2021
I haven´t seen you for so long, but my memories of you and your family having fun at the Sports Mall are as clear as they were 20 years ago. I´m sending peace and love your way.
John Bird
October 15, 2021
Please accept our condolences. We will be praying for your family in this time of sorrow.
Joe & Lola Harris
Friend
October 15, 2021
Val and Sandy- No parents should ever have to attend the funeral services of their own children. You both have now had to do this 3 times. My deepest condolences and sympathy for your recent loss. I knew Brad and Ryan and considered them both friends. I believe Brad, Ryan, and Brittin are now all re-united. You and your family are in my prayers.
David Nielson, Sandy Utah
Friend
October 14, 2021
Val and family Please accept my condolences for the loss of your son. Allen Mathis Mesquite Nevada..
Allen Mathis
October 14, 2021
My dear Sandy....You know that I LOVE you, and feel your pain. The loss of 3 children is unthinkable. I will be out of town for the funeral, but will be thinking of you.
LouAnn Bates-Dansie
October 14, 2021
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