Terry Lee Bradshaw, age 70, of Jefferson City, MO passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at his home with his loving wife by his side.
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He was born on September 4, 1949 in Jefferson City, MO, the son of John Bradshaw, Jr. and Betty Ann (Austeel) Bradshaw. He was married on December 12, 1970 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, MO to Deborah Lynn Smith.
Terry was a 1968 graduate of Jefferson City High School. After high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. During his time in service, he was stationed on the USS Neches, USS Zelima and the USS Ticonderoga.
Terry worked as the appliance manager for Montgomery Wards for 11 years before moving to Carmichael Motors, James Motors, and McKay Motors as the finance manager. He eventually retired from Joe Machens Capital City Ford (formerly Mike Kehoe Ford) after 37 years in the auto industry.
He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past member of the Morning Optimist Club. He participated in a bowling league with many good friends over the years.
Terry loved Chiefs football and was even featured in a photo taken by ESPN as the first fan in the stands before the game. He also enjoyed golf and was able to be on the 18th green standing next to Tiger Woods’ mother and father when Tiger won his first Master’s Tournament. He spent his free time fishing, often in Branson on a family vacation, and was particularly fond of the memory of deep-sea fishing with his son and brother-in-law when they caught a 95 pound Tarpon. He also enjoyed vacations to Texas, NASCAR races, and good BBQ. But most of all, Terry enjoyed any time he was able to spend with his family and passing along his passions to his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Deborah Lynn Bradshaw; his son, Scott and his wife Tina Bradshaw of Jefferson City, MO; his daughter, Julie Amerault and her fiancé Francisco Torres of Austin, TX; one sister, Linda Muir of Indianapolis, IN; four grandchildren, Kate and her husband Taylor Zumwalt of Jefferson City, MO, Kelsey Bradshaw of Jefferson City, MO, Kiefer Bradshaw of Jefferson City, MO, and Bella Amerault of Austin, TX; one great-granddaughter, Charley Zumwalt of Jefferson City, MO; his lifelong friend from grade school, Dr. Michael M. Norman; and his beloved dogs, Sam and Lacy.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, John, in 1965; his mother, Betty, in 1995; and one brother-in-law, Ray Muir.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020. The general public is welcome to attend the visitation while following social distancing guidelines.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Monsignor Robert Kurwicki officiating. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
A webcast of the funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday for friends that are not able to attend by going to the "photos and videos" tab on his memorial page and scrolling down to the webstreaming link. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home or leave condolences online to be given to his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Terry Bradshaw Grandchildren Educational Fund, P.O. Box 95, Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.