Randolph G. Bradshaw, MD

Class Year




Posted on: March 19, 2019

Randolph Graham Bradshaw entered the Church Triumphant on January 24, 2019.

He was born June 29, 1924, in Clifton Forge, VA, son of the late Harry Cleveland Bradshaw and Rose Higginbotham Bradshaw. He was educated in the public schools of Bluefield, West Va., and in 1942 entered the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Raven Society. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1948. His internship in Medicine and residency in Radiology were completed at the University of Virginia Hospital. Dr. Bradshaw served in the US Navy V-12 program from 1943-1945 and was on active duty from 1948-1951, part of that time aboard the USS Aultman.

On May 20, 1950, he married the love of his life, Alice Moore Bradshaw, who survives. They have three daughters, Rebecca Meadema (Sam), Sharon Chapin (Steve), and Suzanne McWhorter (John).

Dr. Bradshaw practiced medicine in Columbus, Ga., and in Bedford, Va. He was an active member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Bedford where he served as a Sunday school teacher and in leadership roles. He enjoyed music, boating, water skiing, circuses, and hunting and was a member of the Westwood Hunt Club in Bath County. He lived his life with faith in God, exuberant joy, unusual unselfishness and humble simplicity. His family will forever cherish memories of his wonderful stories and booming laughter.