J.C. Bradshaw

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Rank: MSGT (R)

Entered Into Eternal Rest
2012-08-26

J.C. Bradshaw, 69, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012. Born in Lenoir County on October 29, 1942, he was the son of the late Needham and Rachel Hines Bradshaw.

J.C. served his country for 20 years as a member of the U.S. Air Force Combat Control Team and Tactical Air Control Party. He retired in 1981 at the rank of Master Sergeant following two tours of duty in Vietnam as well as other duty stations both abroad and in the US.

Following retirement from the Air Force, J.C. continued his education at East Carolina University, earning a B.S. in Special Education. He taught at Caswell Center and Howell's Childcare Center. A master craftsman, J.C. designed and built specialized equipment for the Air Force and assistive devices for his special needs students. In his retirement, J.C. developed a national reputation for his construction of fine Mountain Dulcimers, which are noted for both their beauty and quality of sound.

J.C. and his wife Nancy made their home in the Greene County community of Arba.His surviving family includes his wife, Nancy Galambush; daughters Angela Bradshaw Kilpatrick and husband Kent, of Raleigh, and Anne Marie Bradshaw and partner Chris Newton, of Raleigh; granddaughter Jules Cara Kilpatrick of Raleigh; and siblings, Jane Byrd and husband Kenneth, of Pink Hill, Nell Brock and husband Buck, of Kenansville, and Simon Bradshaw of Pink Hill.

Age 69, Cancer

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