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Marion C. “Sonny” Bradshaw, 79, of Holden, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Sonny was born July 16, 1942 in Chilhowee, Missouri, the son of Ira Clifton Bradshaw and Frances Nadine (Tally) Bradshaw.

He attended Holden schools.

Following school, he helped his dad on the dairy farm and worked on and off for Stahl Specialty Co. Next, he drove a dairy truck for Hobbs Dairy.

More recently, Sonny did construction and truck driving.

He was united in marriage to Edith Marie Gamblin on June 13, 1979 in Pleasant Hill.

He enjoyed hunting in years past, fishing, antique tractors and most notably, going to the coffee shop twice a day to visit with “The Guys!”

Survivors include his wife, Edith; children, James Bradshaw (Rhonda) of Holden, MO; Joe Bradshaw of Holden, MO and Judith Witte (Brian) of Blue Springs, MO; three bonus children, Kevin Huffman of Holden, MO; Robin Tevis (Rusty) of Holden, MO; and Teresa Beaver (Nathan) of Warrensburg, MO; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepson, Randy Huffman.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden, with Pastor Mike Wakeman officiating.

Interment followed at the Holden Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to service on Saturday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be left to the Johnson County Ambulance District.

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