He was born in Cabool on June 11, 1957 to Jackie and Marilyn Bradshaw. Terry grew up in the Norwood, Missouri, community graduating from Norwood High School in 1975.
Terry’s talent shined through his life work as a mechanic. Abundant friendships and ultimate respect for his talent were discovered through his early years of employment at local car dealerships. Later, Terry used his mechanical talents to serve his community through a 25-year career at the City of Cabool.
Almost 19 years ago Terry married his life partner and soul mate, Missy Taylor. They exchanged their wedding vows while flying over Cabool in an airplane piloted by his friend and then-employer, Bob Coats. From that moment, Terry excelled as a loving and devoted father to their two girls, Shelby and Taylor. Terry also quickly earned a special spot in the hearts of his extended family as he loved learning the ropes of farming alongside his in-laws. Fewer things made him happier than solving another mechanical project for his father-in-law, Richard, or rescuing his mother-in-law, Roberta, from her many car issues.
Terry valued family time and looked forward to family fishing trips and summer vacations. Through these trips he treated his girls to such adventures as parasailing, cycling, and tubing. Terry combined his love for family and nature by organizing several Colorado elk hunting trips over the years. Those left behind were never sure if he enjoyed the trips as much as he did planning for them and then telling all the wild stories about them when he got home.
Terry was a gentle soul who touched more lives than he ever realized.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jackie.
Survivors include of the home, wife Missy and daughter Taylor; daughter Shelby, son-in-law Doug and granddaughter Lilly Walker; mother Marilyn Raney and husband Ernie; brothers James Bradshaw and Greg Bradshaw and wife Jeanne; in-laws Richard and Roberta Taylor; sister-in-law Teresa (Taylor) Lyness and husband Bobby; nephews Travis and Jeremy Bradshaw and Richard and Eli Lyness, and nieces Kaleen Bradshaw and Aleta Lyness; and many, many friends.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017, at the Taylor-Bradshaw Family Cemetery on the family farm near Cabool, with Brad Shockley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions be made to his daughter Taylor’s Class of 2017 or to daughter Shelby’s Cox College of Nursing Cabool Cohort 3 c/o the funeral home.