David "Butch" Bradshaw
October 3, 1943 – June 29, 2019
David 'Butch" Bradshaw, 75, of West Peoria, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
He was born October 3, 1943 in Peoria, IL to Henry and Theda (Hays) Bradshaw. He married Margaret Rose Leitner on June 21, 1969.
Butch is survived by Margaret of West Peoria, three children, David (Jeanette) Bradshaw of Peoria, Michele Bowers and Melissa (Travis) Janson both of Bartonville, six grandchildren and one sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Seth, two brothers and three sisters.
Butch served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck drive for Jolliff Transportation for many years before retiring. Butch was a member of the American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville and he loved fishing, westerns, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and loved volunteering at Spook Hollow with EPIC.
A memorial service will be on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Davison-Futon Bartonville Chapel. Burial of the urn will follow the service at Springbay Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the OSF Hospice Program or the V.A. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.
- Henry Bradshaw, Father
- Theda (Hays) Bradshaw, Mother
- Margaret Rose (Leinter) Bradshaw
- David (Jeanette) Bradshaw, Son
- Michele Bowers, Daughter
- Melissa (Travis) Janson, Daughter
- Six Grandchildren
- One Sister
- Butch was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Seth, two brothers and three sisters
- OSF Hsopice Program
- V. A.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Memorial Service Friday, July 5, 2019
- Burial of Urn Friday, July 5, 2019
David "Butch" Bradshaw
July 5, 2019
So many memories, from him throwing me into the bumper boat water at Kartville, to just how much he loved his family. Butchie was such a big part of my life growing up and I'm so sorry I couldn't be there today to show my love. I love you all. My heart is heavy with yours today.
July 4, 2019
My grandpa would always ask, "when are we going fishing?" Didn't matter the time of year, where we were, or even if we were just getting back from fishing. Sometimes we wouldn't catch anything, but we'd share stories and that was all we needed. Never could pull the fish off the hook on my own though. Didn't matter how old I got, he'd help me out. I love you Grandpa. I'll miss you.
July 2, 2019
Every New Years Eve, me and my brother would always play monopoly with grandma and grandpa, but our main goal was to see who could outlast him. Grandpa had a great heart and would drop what he was doing to help family, pick up kids from school, go fishing, and fix (mostly) appliances/cars. We all love you so much grandpa and I am happy you are out of suffering and with loved ones.
July 1, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. David will always hold a spot in my heart. Every time I make candy I will think fondly of him. He shared with me many precious memories of his family. He loved you all dearly. You are all in my prayers.
June 30, 2019
So many memories, so little space. My greatest memory will be our last when I visited you at the hospice home. You saw me and gave me the biggest smile, almost acknowledging it was our last moment together. I could list about 10,000 different memories here. Just know I love you and I'm going to miss your phone calls.