Reginald L. Bradshaw

Published 10:44 am Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FRANKLIN—Reginald Lee “R.L.” Bradshaw, 74, passed away May 21, 2013. A lifelong resident of Southampton County, he was born on March 26, 1939 to the late Sarah Gay and Robert Reginald. He proudly served his country first in the Army at Fort Hood, Texas, and Furth, Germany and later in the Virginia Army National Guard in Franklin.

Left to cherish his memory is his son, Christopher Bradshaw and his wife, Stacey of Grizzard, Va.; two beloved grandchildren, Madilyn Bradshaw and Paden Vargo; two sisters, Elizabeth B. Perry, of Carrsville and Rubie B. Ehiman and her husband, Robert, of Chesapeake; three brothers, Edward T. Bradshaw and his wife, Kathleen, of Royal Oak, MI, Samuel G. Bradshaw and his wife, Betsy, of Franklin, and Dale Bradshaw and his wife, Kandie, of Hopewell, Va.; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral with military honors will be held at 11 am Saturday, May 25, 2013 in Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home and request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to your favorite charity or Colonial Heights Food Pantry, 530 South Park Blvd., Colonial Heights, Va. 23834.