Reverend Cecil Darold “Nick” Bradshaw

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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Reverend Cecil Darold “Nick” Bradshaw began his new life in the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 8, 2023, at the age of 79. Nick was a lifelong resident of Elizabethton, born to the late Samuel Jackson “Jack” Bradshaw and Marie (Ball) Bradshaw. Nick was also preceded in death by a beloved son, Cecil Howard Bradshaw; a brother, Howard Bradshaw; and two sisters, Doris Lovelace and Barbara Bradshaw.
To know Nick was to love him and he was loved by so many! Nick ministered at Little Milligan Baptist Church for 15 years and loved his church family and the Lord. In his spare time, you could find Nick fishing, hunting, and socializing everywhere he went. He was a light in so many lives and he loved sharing the love and word of God with each person he could. His greatest joy was time spent with his family and the memories he created will live on within them.
Nick was also a retired veteran, having served 21 years in the Army National Guard.
Nick leaves behind his cherished wife of 56 years, Vickie Davenport Bradshaw; two wonderful and devoted sons, John (Lisa) Bradshaw of Johnson City and SFC (R) Robert (Mandie) Bradshaw of Elizabethton; his grandchildren, whom he adored, Autumn Bradshaw and Nicholas Bradshaw, both of Elizabethton; and his sister, Linda (Shelby) Williams of Elizabethton. Nick also leaves several nieces and nephews, as well as many friends, neighbors, and church family to cherish his memory.
A graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of Reverend Nick Bradshaw will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Mountain Home National Cemetery (53 Memorial Blvd., Mountain Home, TN 37684) with Pastor James Richardson officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside. All of Nick’s close friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may also call at the residence of either son at other times. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in Nick’s honor to Little Milligan Baptist Church, 4223 Highway 321, Butler, TN 37640 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Niswonger’s Children’s Charities, 1019 W. Oakland Avenue, Suite 2, Johnson City, TN 37604. Words of comfort can be sent to the Bradshaw family through our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to serve the family of Reverend Cecil Darold “Nick” Bradshaw.

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