Howard Bradshaw, 85, of Excelsior Springs/Gladstone, passed away February 24, 2020.
He was born on July 1, 1934 in Lock Springs, Mo., to Grover and Mary (Eads) Bradshaw. Howard graduated from Chillicothe High School. Upon graduating he joined the Army and served for two years. Howard owned and operated Stephenson-Yost Steel Company until retirement in 1985. He, his wife, Betty, and five sons, raised thoroughbred horses and established Bradshaw Racing Stables. The biggest legacy he left on this earth was his loving family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Tim (Barb), Chris (Lynn), Randy (Laurie), Keith (Renee), and Kevin; grandchildren, Jake (Brittany), Leah (Ryan), Eric (Sarah), Kaitlyn, Brooke, Kyle, Ty, Kaylea, Tad, and Cassidy; great-grandchildren, Avery, Braxton, Crayton, Demie, and Zoey; siblings, Helen and Ritchie; along with many other extended family members whom he loved dearly.
Howard was a true hero, husband, father, grandpa, and grandpa great. What a life we get to learn from and celebrate. His smile and fun loving nature will be missed by many.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., with Celebration of Life starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to the First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
So sorry to hear of your loss. God got a true angel. May he wrap his arms around his family and give some comfort. Bless each and everyone in the family. He loved you all so much.
Prayers for you and your family, so sorry to hear about Howard.
George & Sandy Brock
Sorry to hear the loss of one of my favorite people. Howard always met me with a smile and how are your boys that always touched me. Howard was one of the best grandparents I ever met I always love being at games were Howard was you always knew who he was cheering for. I just hope I can be half the grandparents Howard was. Will miss you Howard.
We are deeply sorry to hear about Mr. Howard’s passing. He was a loving, caring husband, father & grandfather. My the family have great memories of him forever in their hearts
Rhonda & Mark Porter