OBITUARY

Raymond Dean Bradshaw

August 22, 1934April 13, 2021
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Today, we remember and celebrate the life of Ray Dean Bradshaw of Choctaw, Oklahoma who was born August 22, 1934 in Wellston, Oklahoma and he passed from this life to his eternal home on April 13, 2021.

Ray graduated from Harrah High School in 1953 and went on to work for Western Electric, which later became Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he retired after 35 years of employment.

He married Doris Wilson of Jones, Oklahoma on April 18, 1954 and would have celebrated 67 years this week. Together Ray and his wife Doris have four children: Ronald Bradshaw of Choctaw; Alan Bradshaw of Edmond; Philip Bradshaw of Choctaw; and DeDe LaFever of Midwest City. Ray and Doris have 11 grandchildren: Jarla, Karissa, Adam, Luke, Destiny, Brooke, Marshall, Graceson, Andrew, Carson, Brayden, and six great-grandchildren: Betty, Georgia, Watson, Stella, Luca and Maddox.

Ray's greatest legacy is his love for Jesus and his family. He loved his desserts and his wife's cooking. Ray would often want to keep Doris' desserts a secret from everyone at the house, hoping to keep them all to himself saying, "You wouldn't like it!". He enjoyed trading and rebuilding cars and giving his grandkids a ride in every convertible that came through his home workshop. He and Doris greatly enjoyed traveling in their RV often spending summers in Colorado and winters in south Texas.

Ray served in The Air National Guard and was a volunteer for The Gideons International, Choctaw School board and Choctaw City Council. He also participated in multiple prison outreach ministries. He and Doris are members of Bethel Church of Choctaw.

Ray Bradshaw is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Edith Bradshaw; siblings: Ruth Bradshaw Jackson, David Bradshaw, Donnie Bradshaw; son-in-law: Greg LaFever and infant great grandson Elijah Bradshaw.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adam Bradshaw, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Bradshaw, Pallbearer
  • Luke Bradshaw, Pallbearer
  • Marshall Bradshaw, Pallbearer
  • Carson Bradshaw, Pallbearer
  • Brayden LaFever, Pallbearer
  • Kevin O'shields, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 19, 2021

Memories

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Conti Roberts

April 19, 2021

I was sorry to hear of Ray Dean’s passing. I have fond memories of spending time with him and all his family. He was a very kind and honorable man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. And I rejoice that you’ll see him again one day.

Jerry Brown

April 19, 2021

That smile says it all. I imagine that it must pale in comparison only to the one he’s wearing today. To a life well done. JB

Brennan and Christi Bradshaw

April 17, 2021

Our hearts are heavy for all of those who love Ray Dean so much. We have our own special memories that we will treasure. We can only imagine the reunion that all the brothers and Ruth are having together with their parents. When we all get to Heaven...what a day of rejoicing that will be.

Mike Smith

April 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of your family loss. My earliest thoughts were attending church together in the early 70s. I remember my father and mother saying what a good man Ray Dean was. May God bless you in this time and comfort.
Smith family
Mike, Liz , Brett Brady Brandi

C.C. Epperson

April 16, 2021

It was an honor to be your daughter in law for 18 years. You were a kind and loving man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren fiercely. You have certainly left a great legacy that will live on within your family. We will keep your memory alive in Watson and Stella. I am so grateful they got to spend time with you even if for just a few short years. I always looked forward to seeing you and getting a great big bear hug from you! You will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace Ray Dean.

Rebekah Zawisza Luce

April 15, 2021

I love you Uncle Ray Dean! Thank you for always showing your fun, silly side whenever I was able to be home. My girls will always know you. We love you.

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