Remembering John Audrey Bradshaw

John Audrey Bradshaw

Funeral Services for Mr. John Audrey Bradshaw, age 90 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Life Church in Ruston with Pastor Dallas Witt and Pastor Chris Witt officiating.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM, December 22, 2022 at the church.  Burial will follow in Douglas Cemetery near Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. John Bradshaw was born September 12, 1932, in Star City, AR to John Jefferson Bradshaw and Fannie Rebecca Gage with 5 siblings.  John died December 20, 2022, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, LA.  Mr. John and his wife Ruth Bradshaw established and operated Bradshaw’s Body Shop, Inc.  They opened on October 13, 1968.  John also enjoyed hunting with his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  He loved and trusted God.  John truly loved, and admired his wife of 58 years, Ruth Bradshaw.

Mr. Bradshaw is survived by his five children: Terri and husband Terry Cupid, Jeff Bradshaw and wife Dana, Scott Bradshaw and wife Dawn, Donna and husband Allen Cooper, and Tracey and husband Jesse Witt, all of Ruston, LA. He is also survived by 47 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild as well as many nieces and nephews, one sister Bettie Phillips of Granbury, TX and his Honorary children: Paul McGuire, Elizabeth Johnson, Pam Andrews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers: Harold Bradshaw and Kenneth Bradshaw and two sisters: Bobbie Oliger and Sissy Turner.

Serving as pallbearers will be Greg Bradshaw, Caleb Witt, Carson Witt, Jamey Bradshaw, Joshua Abraham, and Curtis Andrews.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Sayers and Donald Willet.