Bradshaw, Donald Arnold James

Date: Friday, April 9, 2010
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO

Mt. Hope Cemetery St. Louis, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the American Heart Association

OBITUARY Donald Arnold James Bradshaw of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO on April 7, 2010, having reached the age of seventy-five years, ten months and four days. Donald was born in St. Louis, MO on June 3, 1934, son of Raymond Bradshaw and Leota Bradshaw nee Brown. On May 15, 1954, he was united in marriage to Shirley O’Dean Parnell and three daughters came to bless this union.

Donald is survived by his wife, Shirley Bradshaw of St. Clair; by his daughters, Rhonda Craig and husband, Donald, of St. Clair, Tracy Andrews and husband, Tony, of Cape Canaveral, FL and Lisa Heston and husband, Sean, of Lawrence, KS;; by three brothers, Jerry Bradshaw of St. Clair, Larry Bradshaw and wife, Joyce, of Florissant, MO and Dale Bradshaw and wife, Carletta, of Lemay, MO; by one sister, Janet Reeves of St. Clair; by five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, by his very special friends, Lon and Terry McNelly and their children; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Bradshaw and Leota Bradshaw Moore; and by one brother, Vernon Bradshaw.

Donald was a Christian and currently attended the Parkway Church of the Nazarene in St. Clair. He was a member of South County Church of the Nazarene in St. Louis, MO. He was employed as a supervisor for ADT Security Systems in St. Louis, MO, retiring after thirty-eight years of service. He was also a retiree of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1 of St. Louis. He was a member of the MO Police Officers Association, MO Sheriff’s Association and the MO Trooper’s Association. Donald loved spending time outdoors and fishing and hunting were favorite pastimes. He was an avid Cardinal’s Baseball fan and rarely missed watching a game. He was a family man at heart and Don was happiest when he was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The wonderful love and memories shared with all of his family were cherished times for all the family.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Harold Lumley officiating. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.