Roy Charles “R.C.” Bradshaw

Published 8:14 am Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Roy Charles “R.C.” Bradshaw, 81, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, following an extended illness.
Mr. Bradshaw was a native of Carter County and a son of the late Lawrence and Florence Guess Bradshaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Deloris Nave Bradshaw, and a sister, Henrietta Campbell.
Mr. Bradshaw retired from Raytheon after 38 years of service and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Captain Lynn H. Folsom VFW Post No. 2166, where he was a former commander for three years. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Freda Taylor Bradshaw, of the home; a son, Greg Bradshaw of Idaho; a daughter, Deborah Grindstaff and husband Bobby, Elizabethton; two sisters, Toni Carrico and Alice Nave, both of Elizabethton; and a brother, Steve Bradshaw, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Bradshaw will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Benny Johnson and Rev. Nathan Jennings officiating. A Eulogy will be given by his son, Greg Bradshaw. Music will be under the direction of Johnny Patterson, Rev. Benny Johnson and Sherry Johnson. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The committal service and entombment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Kirby Taylor, Mickey Taylor, Philip Taylor, Albert Taylor and Bud Hambrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Taylor, Freeman Taylor and the employees of the tool room of Raytheon. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to go in procession. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bradshaw family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.