James W. Bradshaw

Born: Sun., May 13, 1945
Died: Sun., Sep. 27, 2020


Graveside Service

11:30 AM Wed., Sep. 30, 2020
Location: Griggsville Cemetery


Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers


James Walter Bradshaw, age 75, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 13, 1945 in  to Walter and Mary L. Phillips Bradshaw. He married Carol Waters on September 18, 1965 at the Perry Presbyterian Church, and she survives.

Jim attended Griggsville schools and while in high school, his dad became ill and he took over responsibility of the family farm.  He dearly loved to farm and raise cattle. Jim later joined Callender’s, specifically to take care of their cattle and farmground. He soon became a permanent fixture at Callender’s shop taking care of whatever needed tended to. Jim was always very appreciative of Vic & Bruce Callender’s continued support and encouragement throughout the years. Jim loved old tractors, especially Massey-Harris tractors and he belonged to the Western Illinois Tractor Club and the National Massey Collectors Association. Jim and Carol belonged to “The Card Club”, which is a group of couples who have enjoyed playing cards together for over 50 years. He was also a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church. Jim was a quiet, honest, hardworking and kindhearted man who dearly loved his family and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; son, David (Rosell) Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL; daughters, Becky (Dan) Myers of Griggsville, IL and Jill Nicholson of Griggsville, IL; grandchildren, Brett Shriver of Quincy, IL, Michael (Chelsie) Shriver of Quincy, IL, Dillon (Emilee) Butler of Quincy, IL, Dakota Bradshaw of Edwardsville, IL and Calee Nicholson of Griggsville, IL; great grandchildren, Olivia Butler and Lilian Lucille Shriver; brother, Sam Bradshaw of Griggsville, IL; aunts, Hazel Seeds, Betty Bradshaw, Ethel Phillips and Marion Phillips; brothers in law, Lynn (Rosemary) Waters and Merle Waters and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother in infancy; sister, Joyce Moore; son in law, Junior Nicholson and sister in law, Jean Bradshaw.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Griggsville Cemetery in Griggsville, IL. Memorials are suggested to be made to Griggsville Cemetery. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com. Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in James's memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Cemetery

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Mike and Trish Bradshaw
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
What a great guy! A hard worker who will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

Shirley Braden
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family, my heart breaks for you all. We all loved Jim and will miss him terribly.

Julie and Jim Dehart
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for all of you at this time of sorrow! Jim will be missed by many.

Ann Rine
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. My heart is breaking for you, dear friend. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Travis McDonald
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol this is Travis McDonald-Beulah McDonald is MY Mother and We are Both very sorry to hear about Jim.

Bill and Betty Craven
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family. We are sorry to hear of your loss and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Jim will be missed by many.

Nancy Sargent Ayers
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family: I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s death. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family during this difficult time. A very nice guy with a pleasing personality and always wearing a smile...

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol & family I am so sorry for your loss. Love you Carol ,my friend and fellow co-worker. Thinking of you ! Deb

Robin Hobson
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family. So sorry for your loss. Jim was a very nice man and a great neighbor. You will all be in my prayers. Rest in peace Jim.

Janice Busby
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol, Becky, Dave, Jill & Family, so sorry to hear of Jim Passing, your family is in our thoughts & prayers during this sad time. Tom & Janice Busby

Philip Rhoades
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jim’s death. Thinking of you and your family. Greg and Phil Rhoades

Gerald and Sally Bennett
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing away. Our hearts go out to you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Orr
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol, So very sorry for you loss. We will miss him.
Mike & Kay

Agnes Peile
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family, I was shocked to hear of Jim's passing.you have my sympathy. Jim was a great guy.

Paul and Helen Roland
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Carol and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending our love and prayers. We always remember how well you took care of Dad (Gordon Smith) and know how much your family always has meant to our whole family. We are praying for the peace that truly passes all understanding.

Paul and Helen (Smith) Roland

Diane Wade
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Judi Owen Wolfe and Greg P. Wolfe
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
My dear friend Carol and Family, We were so saddened to see message about Jim's death. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Jim was quiet, friendly and was the most lovable guy I have ever known. He enjoyed his beloved family, so many wonderful hobbies and life. I know your hearts are broken to lose such a man of God. He will always be remembered by not only his precious family, but all of us who were close friends. I'm glad we were a part of his life. Please keep in contact. We love you. And you are all in our prayers! Our Sympathy and Love, Judi and Greg Wolfe, Marysville, Ohio.

Judy and Jerry Green
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Carol and family so sorry to hear about Jim's passing, you will be in our thoughts and prayers God

Janet E Martin
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
Carol,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your are in my thoughts and prayers dear friend. Sending you hugs.

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Carol and family,
I am sorry for the loss of your Husband and Dad. Please know I will ask God to
comfort you along many pleasant memories.m
My Sincere Sympathy,
Bonnie

Brad and Sarah Johnson
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Hello Carol and Family,

Sarah and I are very sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad (Jon (Steve) and Lydia Johnson) told me about this a few days ago and memories of Jim came right into my head. He, as well as your entire family, were amazing to be around as a kid and the few times I have seen you all as an adult. I know my dad will very much miss visiting with Jim, one of his childhood friends.

Steve VanStrien
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Carol,

Sorry for your loss, Jim was such a good guy and you guys were great neighbors.

Steve & Susan

Susan (Hannant) Johnson
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Carol, I am so sorry and sad to hear about Jim. He was such a nice guy. I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shirley Stinson
   Posted Wed September 30, 2020
Carol: Please know I'm sending my sincere sympathy and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

Steve & Deb Rumple
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

Kristina Schulist
   Posted Fri October 02, 2020
Aunt Carol,
The sudden loss of Uncle Jim was a shock to us all. There is no answers to comfort your grief, only lasting love and precious memories. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

Ruth McCaskill
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
Dear Carol, Just saw this - so very sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead. Big Hugs!!

Linda Walker Irick
   Posted Sat October 03, 2020
Carol:
So very sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mavis Gal
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
Carol & family
Sending all of you my thoughts & prayers.
Jim was such a kind man.
Always thought Becky & Jill were very blessed to have such a sweet Dad when I met Jim when the girls were in Rainbow.
God be with all of you.

Always
Mavis

Mary Etta Fox
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
Carol, I'm sending my condolence to you and your family.

Copyright © 2020 Niebur Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |