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Earl Bradshaw, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2021)

Earl Bradshaw of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was 81 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 3pmCT on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Dean Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 9amCT on Sunday.

He was born May 25, 1940, in Adair County, to the late Granville and Ella Stotts Bradshaw. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Wilson Bradshaw on September 4, 2012. Earl was a member of Columbia Church of Christ, a self-employed automobile body repairman, worked at the Recycling Center and enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include:
  • One son - Patrick (Tammy) Bradshaw of Columbia
  • Two daughters - Sandy Bradshaw and Beverly (Clay) Jones all of Columbia
  • Two sisters - Irene Pike of Campbellsville and Mildred (Bobby) Sneed of Gradyville
  • Eight grandchildren - Josh Grant, Adam (Kelly) Grant, Emily (Jon) Billingsley, Cortney (Stephen) Edwards, Lacey (Eric) Rooks, Cameron Lee, Kaylee Warf, Mason Bradshaw
  • Nine great-grandchildren - Madison and Brenton Billingsley, Caleb, Katie, Maddux and Jake Edwards, Macy Rooks, Tyler and Rylee Grant
  • One niece - Melissa Sneed of Columbia
Casket Bearers: Cameron Lee, Caleb Edwards, Adam Grant, Eric Rooks, Stephen Edwards, Jon Billingsley, Brenton Billingsley, Patrick Bradshaw

Honorary: Ronnie Stone, J.T. Stearns, Jimmy Long, Steven Haney, Danny Downey, Jacody Downey, Barry Morrison, Josh Caudill, L.C. Bradshaw, Johnny Wilson

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Earl Bradshaw, 81, Columbia, KY (1940-2021)

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