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William Bradshaw, Sr.

William Randall Bradshaw, Sr., 84, of Cambridge passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Atria Assisted Living in Salisbury.

Born June 3, 1934 in Cambridge, Randall was a son of the late Mildred Marshall Bradshaw and Noble Linwood Bradshaw.  He attended the local schools and graduated from Cambridge High.

After his graduation, Randall enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars reaching the rank of Senior Master Sergeant before retiring in 1975 with almost 23 years of faithful service. He was awarded the Meritorious Service, Joint Service Comm, USAF Good Conduct, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Korean and Vietnam Service, RVN Gall Cross and the UN Korean Service Medals.

On November 9, 1961 Randall married the former Barbara Ann Lawson. They were blessed with three sons. Barbara passed away January 23, 1988.

Upon his returning to civilian life, Randall began a career with Perdue Foods. Starting on the line he worked his way up to Quality Control Supervisor.

Randall and his second wife Ruth Ann, whom he married on June 17, 1989, were active members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Randall was involved in all the church functions, the soup days, the flower fairs and will always be remembered for the famous oyster sandwiches. Ruth Ann passed away February 21, 2015.

Always a very active person, Randall enjoyed genealogy and had compiled detail Tombstone records of a number of the local cemeteries.

Surviving are his sons, William R. Bradshaw II and wife Amy of Laurel, DE; MSGT Noble F. Bradshaw and wife Mary Ellen of Gulf Breeze, FL; step-son Don Kinnamon and wife Deborah of Cambridge; step-daughter Lisa Ann Paredes and husband Michael of Delmar; brother Roy L. Bradshaw and wife Faye of Cambridge; grandchildren Candi Price, Matthew Bradshaw Jacklyn Bores(Shane), Brandon Bradshaw, Clint Kinnamon, Christa Peek (Elmo), Olivia Parades and Rachael Parades; great-grandchildren Annika Price, Hunter Kinnamon, Raine Peek, Miranda Peek and Ronin Bradshaw along with nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and wives was a brother Robert F. Bradshaw and a son Lawson B. Bradshaw.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 beginning 1:00 pm at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. The family will receive friends the hour prior to the service. Officiating will be long time friend Rev. A. Delmer Willey, Jr.

Interment will take place in East New Market Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers will be Don Kinnamon, Clint Kinnamon, R.C. Bradshaw, Jay Bradshaw, Brandon Bradshaw and Ricky Bradshaw.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Randall can be made to Coastal Hospice Foundation, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

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A candle was lit in memory of William Sr.

Robin Miller & Family May 1 2019 12:00 AM

Don, Lisa and family,Please accept our deepest sympathy. Mr. Randall was a good and faithful servant of the Lord. What wonderful St. Pauls memories come to mind. You are in our thoughts and prayers.Tony, Ruth, Stephanie, Chase and Annie

Ruth Wright Gorski Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Sr.

Nanticoke CT Department Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

Ron and all of Randall's family,Randall truly was the hands and feet of God in many ways. Where he saw a need, he took care of it--wanting no recognition. He was a wonderful neighbor and a dedicated member of his church. He will be missed by many.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Julie Slacum Apr 23 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family

Mace and Becky Tall Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM

Don & Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Terry & Ricky Wheatley

Terry Wheatley Apr 22 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to the entire family. He was a wonderful person.Connie Lewis

Connie Lewis Apr 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Sr.

The Bradford Family Apr 21 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bibles promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15.

Sandra Apr 21 2019 12:00 AM

A good friend, a wonderful next door neighbor, a great human being, a good Christian. May you rest in the peace of God dear Randall. You are missed!

Maritza Snchez Apr 20 2019 12:00 AM

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