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Earl Lee Bradshaw Jr., 92, passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, Friday afternoon February 26, 2016.
Funeral service will be 10:00am Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Goggans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Brad Howard of Lake Shore Church officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be 6:00pm until 8:00pm Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at Goggans Funeral Home.
Earl was born to Earl Lee Bradshaw Sr. and Billie Gott-Bradshaw on August 13, 1923, in Tulsa, OK. He was raised in Slaton, TX, and after graduating High School, entered the United States Navy Seabees, where he served his country from 1943 until 1946.
Earl attended college at Texas Tech, SMU, and University of Dallas receiving his Masters of Science in Industrial Administration. He worked 35 years as the Materials Manager for Sun Oil Co. and retired in 1983, where he later became the Mayor of Oak Ridge. Earl has been a life-time member of Veterans of Foreign War, Commander of VFW Post 2449 from 1997-2005, a member of the American Legion, and an active member in completing the WWII Memorial in Kaufman, TX. He has also been a member of Lake Shore Church of Rockwall for over 10 years.
Earl's greatest pleasures in life were fishing, bowling, hunting and, most of all, spending time with his family.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years Lucille Woolsey Bradshaw; his son Mark Bradshaw and wife Kathy; his daughter Janet Winkler and husband Mike; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister Bobbie Jean Cochran.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Mike Bradshaw, Gary McMinn, and Edwin McMinn.
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