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Funeral service for C.B. "Bill" Bradshaw will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 17, 2017 at Northwest Church of Christ, Lawton, Oklahoma with Monte Ginnings, former minister officiating.
Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
C.B. "Bill" Bradshaw, age 90, of Lawton, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Lawton
Bill was born January 16, 1927 in Lindale, Texas to Barkley and Clemmie Bradshaw.  He graduated from Lindale High School in December, 1944 and immediately joined the U. S. Navy on January 15, 1945.  He served as a helmsman on the aircraft carrier, "The Langley", during World War II.  He was honorably discharged on July 9, 1946.
Bill attended business college in Tyler, Texas and later worked as a bookkeeper for the Ford Motor Company in Dallas, Texas.  He owned and operated a dairy and ranch in Malakoff, Texas prior to becoming a full time life insurance agent in 1955.  During his 45 years as an agent he received many honors, including being the top salesman for various insurance companies for a number of years.
He married Margaret Jo Goodgame in Malakoff, Texas on September 19, 1947.  To this union were born two daughters, Rebecca and Amy.  His wife of 34 years preceded him in death in 1981.
He married Betty Yingling Roundtree in 1982.  They made their home in Malakoff, Texas for 21 years.  Bill was a resident of Malakoff for 56 years prior to moving to Lawton in 2003.  During his years in Lawton, Bill was a faithful member of Northwest Church of Christ.  Bill was also a faithful supporter of Westview Boys' Home in Hollis, Oklahoma.
Bill is survived by his wife of the homne; two daughters: Rebecca Tingle of Arlington, Texas and Amy Bradshaw of Terrell, Texas; Betty's sons: Joe Roundtree and wife Carol of Lawton and Alan Roundtree and wife Jane of Lebanon, Tennessee; eight grandchildren:  Aubree Walton and husband Justin of Lawton, Justin Tingle and wife Magali of Fort Worth, Texas, Marsee Rupp and husband Evan of Frisco, Texas, Devin Tingle of Burleson, Texas, Megan Hunt and husband Bryan of New Jersey, Mark Roundtree of San Antonio, Texas, Josh McWaters and wife Rachel and Jordan Roundtree all of Lebanon, Tennessee.  Bill was blessed to have had twelve great-grandchildren:  Hunter, Dylan, Harper, Tanner, Gracee, Ilyana, Mason, Cristen, Michael, Luke, Kylie and Chayton.  He is also survived by one brother, Gene Bradshaw of Mineola, Texas; three nieces: Pam, Holly and Vicki; nephew Hurley Gene and two special friends: Ellen Anderson of Edmond and Aimee Knight of Lawton.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Westview Boys' Home, P.O. Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com
Published on February 14, 2017
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