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James M. Bradshaw

Staff Reports • Mar 13, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Bradshaw will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday after noon at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Bradshaw, age 95, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Pavilion.

Born March 26, 1921 in Wilson County, he is the son of the late George Robert and Carrie Jones Bradshaw.

He was a 1939 graduate of Lebanon High School and served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He retired from DuPont after 32 years. He was the oldest living member of Maple Hill Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and taught Sunday school. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Allene Crutcher Bradshaw; sister, Dorothy Brown; and two brothers, Roy and Robert Bradshaw.

He is survived by his three children, Martha (Ram) Balachandran, Jim (Denise) Bradshaw, Donald (Trena) Bradshaw; two sisters, Sammie Major, Mildred Manning; seven grandchildren, Brent and Sara Balachandran, Matt (Stephanie) Bradshaw, Tara (Chris) Mitchell, Seth Willis, Cassie (Justin) Brooksher, Craig Bradshaw; and seven great-grandchildren, Jack, Charlie and Mattie Kate Mitchell, Matthew, Sam, Elizabeth and Abby Bradshaw.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Crutcher, Allen Major, Dan Major, Roy Major, Mike Manning, William Brown and Johnnie Crutcher.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-2142, ligonbobo.com.