Johnny Vernon Bradshaw

October 15, 1956February 19, 2019

Johnny Vernon Bradshaw, 62, of McGregor passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Harris Creek Cemetery, McGregor, Texas. The visitation will be 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at the funeral home.

Mr. Bradshaw was born in Gatesville, Texas on October 15, 1956 to Jonas Bradshaw and Grace Wanita Barber Bradshaw, but his dad was Robert Hoppe. He grew up in McGregor and in high school, Johnny was in FAA, was voted the FHA Beau, and he made a porch swing for his parents. He married Donna Watson on January 6, 1975. Johnny loved hunting, fishing, and high school football. He never missed a McGregor High School football game. Johnny was a Mason in the McGregor Lodge, he loved to barbeque and made the best brisket and pork steaks, he had a God given talent for carpentry, and loved gardening. He had a great sense of humor, a sharp wit, and he liked to tease everyone. Johnny was a mentor to his neighbor’s children and enjoyed taking them hunting and fishing and was grandson, Jonas’ hero. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Grace Hoppe; grandson, Noah Bradshaw; and granddaughter, Delaney Bradshaw.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Bradshaw; sons, John “J” Bradshaw, Bobby Bradshaw; grandsons, Jonas Bradshaw, Brody Bradshaw; granddaughter, McKensy Bradshaw; sisters, Anita Hoppe, Alecia Latham, and Arlene Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Timmy Bodnar
  • Billy Argabright
  • Robert Hoppe
  • Robert Erlanson
  • Charles Mooney
  • Brandon Geeslin
  • Johnny Wigley


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 23, 2019

Johnny Vernon Bradshaw

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Meghan Boen

February 22, 2019

Johnny was my Paw Paw's right hand man for many many years surveying. When I was little they would play the crane game every day at lunch until they won a stuffed animal to bring home to me, animals that I still have to this day. Every time I would see Johnny he would give me the biggest hug and it always felt like I got a little hug from my Paw Paw as well. He will be so missed and it will just not be the same coming through McGregor and not running in to him. Somehow every time I was there, I would get my hug by running in to him at the grocery or hardware store.
Meghan Boen
Billy Kittrell's Granddaughter

Jennifer Gray

February 22, 2019

All my memories of my uncle Johnny are great. One memory I have of him is how he use to lift me and my cousin (Jessica Hoppe) up with one arm, like he was lifting weights. We would always beg and hang on to him until he would lift us up. I loved my uncle Johnny very much and just wish I could have seen him once more before he left us. It's been a few years since I've been down there and seen the Bradshaw's. Love and Miss you bunches Uncle Johnny. Thoughts and prayers to you Aunt Donna and J and Bobby. Love y'all bunches. R. I. P Uncle Johnny
Jennifer D. Thompson
daughter of Arlene Scott

Charles Mooney

February 21, 2019

I just want say that Johnny taught me a lot over the past nine years we’ve worked together not only about work but life itself. I’m sure gonna miss you Johnny Bradshaw!!! R.I.P. Love ya buddy, until we meet again!

Betty Erlanson

February 21, 2019

Johnny was indeed a good man. He was a hard working and honest man. He would do anything in the world for you. He loved his family and while he had two sons by birth he was a “dad” to many of the neighborhood kids. Living next door to him and Donna for 40 plus years proved in many ways I could call on him for just about anything! Johnny you will be missed!

eddie yeager

February 21, 2019

Johnny was a good guy. Happy to had him for a customer for decades. Always seemed to be in a good mood and ALWAYS had a quick wit about him. Thoughts and Prayers out to his Family and Friends - he will be missed. Eddie Yeager Keith ACE Hardware

Vickie Zarate

February 21, 2019

My deepest condolences to you Mrs.Donna. May God give you strength and peace.

Becky Bond

February 20, 2019

All my memories of him are wonderful.
Johnny always had a great time with all us kids.
He will be missed.