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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

James "Jody" ODell Bradshaw

March 9, 1978February 9, 2020
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James "Jody" Odell Bradshaw, 41 of Arlington, passed away on February 9, 2020. He was born on March 9, 1978 in Bedford, Texas, the son of James "Rick" Bradshaw and Eva Mae Clark. James loved to spend time with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, well read, loved music, and enjoyed playing the guitar and piano. In his spare time, Jody liked cooking and playing Texas Hold 'Em, playing and watching football, and spending time at the beach.

James is survived by his daughter Bethany Smith Bradshaw and her mother Heather and stepdaughter Annabella Stephens and her mother Christina; mother Eva Clark; father James "Rick" Bradshaw and Linda; brother Jamie Bradshaw and wife Yvette; sisters Natalie Bradshaw and her boyfriend Hayden McMullen, and Kadesh Corbbrey; girlfriend Felecia Grossnickle and son Dalton; nephews Jake Bradshaw and his mother Rachel and Jamie Holt and his mother Michelle; and niece Abigail Bradshaw.

A celebration of Jody's life will be at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Bethany Smith

February 15, 2020

I wrote a letter for my dad, I wanted to share it with y’all.

Hey dad, i know it’s been awhile since we have talked. I’m sorry about that. I want you to know that I remember all the good stuff. The trips to the guitar center, or the funny jokes in the car. Remember when you made me try the squid at your birthday? Yeah I spit it out. I can’t forget all the games and shows you came to. Just know I hold those memories so close to my heart.

We might of not had as much time together as we hoped, but what we did have was so precious. I’m going to miss what we could’ve had. In a perfect world we could’ve started a father- daughter band. Traveling from place to place, trying all different kinds of food. I would’ve taken you to so many rock concerts. You would’ve walked me down the aisle on my wedding day.But life isn’t that easy. I know you had demons, but I wish I could tell you that I have them too. We’re more alike than you think.

God saw you getting tired, and told you it’s time to come home. God broke our hearts to show that he only takes the best. Don’t worry, Mom is a great mom and we’re going to be fine. I love you, dad. No matter what I do or where I go. I’ll have you in my heart. I know you will be listening when I play the piano, or traveling with me to new places. Dancing with me as I act a fool on the dance floor. I know You will be with me when I walk down the aisle. So one day, when God calls me home, we will have ALOT to talk about. Until then, I’ll feel a part of me missing. But I know I’ll get it back.

Randee Seals

February 15, 2020

I love you brother you were one one the kindest, sweetest people I ever knew

Heather Smith

February 15, 2020

Jody, you were a huge part of my life not just because you were my first love but because I have had a part of you for the last 22 years.

Our daughter Bethany is so amazing there is not enough things I can say about this young lady. I know at 18 it was scary to think about raising a child but I’m so glad I did because I could not imagine life without her, she has made me a better and stronger person. I love her little round face and cute protruding Bradshaw ears they always reminded me of you. Just know through all these years my love for you never went away, you have always remained in my heart. I have told our daughter her whole life how much I loved her daddy! She loved music like you did, oh you should of heard her play the piano. She loved you Jody but was too young to understand the illness you were dealing with. She understands fully today, she is so smart and talented. I know you are as proud as I am for the women she has become.

I found my senior year book the other day, the part I wrote about our first date, it such a precious memory and now Bethany can keep that forever. It hurts to think you will not be here to walk her down the aisle on that special day or see our grandchildren come into this world. Jody, you know that I will take great care of our baby and those grand babies of ours. Please watch over our daughter because she is my everything.

We are at peace because we know you are with the Lord now and one day we will be reunited.
Rest In Peace my love, my sweetheart.❤️

Mike Zieschang

February 13, 2020

Way too many memories to share.. I love you old friend...till next time

Melody Bishop

February 13, 2020

James, I'll miss our huggs and conversation. We are going to miss seeing your face my friend. Be at peace now James. Love you. Momma Melody

Yvette Bradshaw

February 12, 2020

Yvette Bradshaw

February 12, 2020

Yvette Bradshaw

February 12, 2020

Yvette Bradshaw

February 12, 2020

annabella stephens

February 12, 2020

during the time i knew you, you influenced me in incomparable ways. i would of never been the person i am today had you not been in my life, i wouldnt of met the rest of your family that i still love dearly today.you were the best stepfather i could of ever asked for, through thick and thin. there were rough patches but its nothing that would of been taken personally. you too, were fighting demons and by all means we understood. i'll never forget the times we would be in the car, windows down, and we'd just scream the funniest words, made up or not. And the time during christmas when you convinced me santa was in the sky and you piked me up and held me over the balcony. And when we would be outside, night or day, you'd light a turkish royal and play something new on your guitar, complete improv, and id just sit next to you and listen and doze off. My favorite memory was when you , colby and i were in the car on the way home and you blared "bigmouth strikes again" by the smiths. it was the first time i had ever heard that song, but you and colby knew it until the last second. its been one of my favorite songs since then. thats the one thing ill really miss, you really knew your music. and the late night talks, about anything, sometimes we'd talk about life and what happens after. i'll be waiting here for you to tell me about how it is now. your philosophy books and that one bookmark i still have, i wish i took your big bucket of matches. nothing really is the same anymore although i havent seen you in more than 2 years. nothing will be the same after this. i wish you knew that the people around you were an outlet. its too late for a heads up now. but youre in peace, youre not suffering. youre safe with yourself now. rest easy <3

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