Ottie Leon Bradshaw
February 14, 1939 - October 2, 2018
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Dr. O. Leon Bradshaw Ottie Leon Bradshaw left us on Oct 2, 2018 with his two children at his side. He was the youngest of seven children, born to Viola Mae and Ottie Frisco Bradshaw on Valentine’s day 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Ralph Bradshaw and Wayne Bradshaw,…

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left a message on November 5, 2018:
He will be deeply missed.
Vickie Nicholson Grieshaber left a message on November 5, 2018:
I am heartbroken to hear of the loss of this wonderful man. He was my counselor and friend when I was in Springfield. Because of his encouraging words, I am nurse today. He helped me more in my life that he could have ever known. I still quote the advice he gave to me to my friends and remember so much of what he taught me. My deepest condolences to his family.
Teresa Young left a message on October 13, 2018:
When I thought about being a counselor and took classes at Missouri State, Dr. Bradshaw was one of my professors. His classes caused me to think differently and challenged me to be better when I left. I did not stay with the counseling field but always held Dr. Bradshaw in high regard. I even kept in touch with him and loved how his smile lit his face. So sorry for the loss in your family. Such a wise man. He will be missed.
Jim Wilson left a message on October 10, 2018:
I will always remember Leon's laugh, it always made me happy! He always made me feel special and I will truly miss him.I pray God will be with Jane and the Bradshaw family, your friend, Jim
left a message on October 9, 2018:
Leon was a kind and considerate man. Bless the family and comfort them in their sorrow.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
left a message on October 9, 2018:
Leon was a dear friend, mentor and role model for me. I cannot imagine this world without him. Words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel in his passing. He will be so missed by all who loved this wonderful, caring,gentle giant of a man. His laughter was contagious and lightened up the room when he entered. May the wonderful memories of the great times we all shared with him, help us get through this time of our loss.
Donna Hilton left a message on October 8, 2018:
I had Dr. Bradshaw for GAC classes and was/am so very sorry to learn of his passing. He was an inspiring teacher and became a dear friend. Later I had the pleasure of working with Brad at the DDS office. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family. Sincerely, Donna Hilton
Barbara and Rick Sweet left a message on October 8, 2018:
Jane and family, We are sorry to hear of Leon’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Evelyn/Eve left a message on October 8, 2018:
To Jane, Kelsa, and Bradley, In empathy for the loss of your dear husband and your father. Precious memories remain. Leon made us welcome in his home many times, even when our RV left ruts in his manicured lawn and our dog and cat disturbed the wildlife of his surroundings...he kept smiling through it all. In remembrance, David and Evelyn/Eve Dosch
Yvonda Schwartz left a message on October 7, 2018:
I can’t express how much this wonderful man inspired my life and career. Dr Bradshaw was so patient and kind. My deepest condolences to Jane and the family. We have all loved and lost a beautiful person from this earth. RIP and be assured we are all better people because of you. Class of 2003
left a message on October 7, 2018:
The entire Bradshaw family is in our prayers. Dr. Bradshaw's life is an inspiration.
left a message on October 7, 2018:
Brad was a great brother-law and David and I enjoyed having him in our family.
Linda Barboa left a message on October 7, 2018:
Sincere condolences to the family.
left a message on October 6, 2018:
From Steph
Jane Stracke left a message on October 6, 2018:
So sorry to read of Dr. Bradshaw's passing. I worked at Missouri State and knew him through the Guidance and Counseling Department. I remember him as a professional and caring therapist. He helped me at a very difficult time in my life and I will always hold him in high regard. My thoughts are with his family and friends
Mary Hamilton left a message on October 6, 2018:
Leon has been a teacher, therapist, friend and inspiration to me for 46 years. He was kind, funny and empathetic. He could also be direct and firm when needed. He was my professor in graduate school, my therapist, off and on, and I also considered him a wonderful friend. I also had the good fortune to work with his son Brad at the Disability Determinations Service. Even though I hadn't seen or talked with Leon in recent years, I always felt secure knowing he'd be there if needed. I felt a real connection to him, as I'm sure many, many others would agree. I'll miss him and he leaves a huge hole in the community. Peace and Prayers to his family and all those who loved him.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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