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Bobby C. Bradshaw

Graveside services for Bobby C. Bradshaw, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Oak Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Bradshaw passed away at 12:35 a.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home.


He was born May 28, 1932, at Thayer, Missouri, to Dewey Bradshaw and Minnie Smith Bradshaw.  Mr. Bradshaw was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  He served from 1952 through 1956; during the Korean War he was on three carriers, the USS Hancock, Essex and Kearsarge.  On May 23, 1981, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Loretta Spencer Robinson.  Before his retirement, he worked at West Plains Bridge Company and RKL Construction.  Bobby loved the outdoors, playing guitar and spending time with family.


He is survived by his wife, Loretta Bradshaw, of the family home; two daughters, Shelley Surface and husband, Mark, West Plains, Missouri and Carla McCary and husband, Micheal, West Plains, Missouri; one step-son, Roy Longnecker and wife, Lois, Hartsville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Britney, Jacob, Jamie, Patrick, Chris, Alyx and R. J.; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; one nephew; and one great-nephew.


His father, Dewey Bradshaw, mother and step-father, Minnie and Homer Coldiron, one brother, Lewis Bradshaw and one infant sister, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hatfield Cemetery (also known as Meredith Cemetery) and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at