Mr. Robert Paul "Bob" Bradshaw

06/22/1948 - 01/03/2023


Mr. Robert Paul “Bob” Bradshaw, age 74 of Joyceville sub-division Bracey, VA died Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at his residence. He was a retired Music and Math teacher for the Upshur County Public Schools, WV. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years Nancy Knight Bradshaw, two sons;Jim Bradshaw and wife Kim of Roanoke, VA and Eric Bradshaw and wife Melissa of Lawrence, KS, a daughter Heidi Sheets of Troy, VA, and five grandchildren; Andrew, Ryan, Kristen (and husband Josh), Cameron, and Jason. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home, South Hill, VA at 2:00 P.M. with inurnment at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 9, 2023 in Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, WV with masonic rites. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 12:30 P.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial contributions in Bob’s name can be sent to Kingswood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 191, Bracey, VA or the West Virginia Wesleyan College Music Scholarship Fund West Virginia Wesleyan - Advancement Office, 59 College Ave Buckhannon, WV 26201, To ensure the donation is received please include 'IMO Bob Bradshaw' as the memo. Online condolences may be sent through our website at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory are serving the Bradshaw family.

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  1. So sorry for your loss, Nancy. Bob was a good friend and decent, genuine good guy. He also had a great sense of humor. As a coach and a teacher, based on what I’ve heard, he was outstanding. I was so happy when I retired from Babe Ruth baseball because Bob took over as head coach. I knew the boys were in good hands. My son-in-law, Robert Mearns, who played football in middle school for Bob, said he learned the most from Bob and applied what he learned in becoming an excellent high school player. He also respected Bob, a great deal. Bob had such a strong wonderful impact on so many lives as a coach, father, husband, teacher and friend. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. Dear Nancy Heidi & family Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you as you learn to live a different way of life without your beloved husband & father ! MAy our LORD & Saviour give you comfort & peace as you struggle throughout the coming days & nights ! Our love & prayers are with you as we remember “music is the speech of the angels “. GOD bless ….Marilyn & Joe

  3. Dear Nancy and family,
    I was so surprised to learn of Bob’s passing. You two were such an important part of First UMC, especially to the choir, and we certainly appreciated Bob’s directing us!
    As with many school teachers and coaches, Bob reached young people in countless ways you didn’t know. You will continue to hear stories as the years pass from those who were touched by his leadership, friendship and encouragement.
    May you feel God’s Presence with you as you walk THROUGH this difficult time.
    God bless you, and your dear family.

  4. Condolences

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. I thought of him just the other day. He was a wonderful man always ready to help and had a terrific sense of humor. He will be missed!

  5. Nancy and family,

    I was so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I enjoyed singing with him, laughing at his jokes, and listening to his tales. My thoughts and prayers go with you during this sad time.

  6. Prayers

    Nancy, Heidi, and family – I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I will always remember the many hours we spent together working on music for BCT’s shows. He always had a Reison chocolate to share sometime during the practice. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

  7. Nancy, Jim, Eric Heidi and your family, May the Lord fill your hearts with peace and comfort at this sad time. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs , Barbara Wentz Bake

  8. Nancy, Jim, Eric, Heidi…………have known you all a long time. Bob was a great guy and father. I know what you are going through at this time, and my prayers are with each of you and your family.

  9. May Gods Love and Peace comfort you through this time.

    Mr. Bradshaw touched so many lives in his time as a teacher in and out of school. He is a loss the world will feel forever not only to students, friends,but to Family as well. My Condolences and much Love!!

  10. Bradshaw Family

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a true role model for many, someone who seemed to take notice, whether he was your teacher, neighbor or friend and for that I say well done, thanks Bob , RIP my friend.

  11. Prayers

    One best Football coaches I had.. A Great teacher and all around Great Individual.. It was an honor to call him coach then later a Brother…. Condolences to Nancyand his family..

  12. Dear Nancy and family, remembering all the good times we spent as BUHS band parents. He touched so many young lives through music, sports and his job as a teacher in the Upshur County School system. May God grant you comfort peace and comfort through the this difficult time.

  13. Friends

    Nancy and family,
    We were sadden to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember babysitting for the kids when you lived on Camden Avenue and eating Bobs famous trout with his special sauce. Good times with good people.
    He was talented and humorous and always a good friend.
    May God bless you at this difficult time🙏

  14. Prayers


    Russ and I love you and Bob like family! I loved working with him. His infectious smile and laughter always made my day! I was so sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry I won’t be able to see you when you are in Buckhannon, as I will be traveling for work.

    Many blessings, dear friend!
    Renee and Russ Warner

  15. Condolences

    Nancy and family, although we only knew Bob a short time, he was always kind and welcoming to us as newbies to Kingswood. Nancy may our loving Father provide you and your family strength and peace.

  16. Saddened

    Condolences to The Bradshaw family, Mr. Bradshaw touched so many lives in Buckhannon as a teacher and coach. I met him in Middle school band, and then again on the baseball field.
    He taught me how to throw a “Knuckle ball” that streaked havoc on our opponents. But most important he showed up, and cared enough to encourage and lift up everyone he came in contact with. That’s how I remember Bob.

  17. Secretary, Buckhannon OES

    Nancy & family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Robert. I knew him when I attended Buckhannon Upshur High School. I know he will be missed. Praying for strength and comfort for you and the family. If there is anything the OES family can do please let us know.

  18. Condolences

    Dear Nancy and Jim, Eric and Heidi,
    Jack and I were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences, and may your precious memories help sustain you in this time of grief. I have many memories of Bob and the hallway conversations we had at B-U Middle. He was such a lot of fun and I shall never forget the sound of his laughter! Prayers for you all.
    Jack and Marty


    Nancy and family
    I remember many fun memories when you all were here and always something to laugh about. So sorry for your loss and prayers for your comfort. Hug the kids for me and know that you are all in my thoughts.

  20. Condolences

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I so enjoyed singing with y’all at Kingswood. May sweet memories comfort you and give you peace.

    Nancy and Dennis Prince

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