Charles Bradley Vansell

01/06/1971 – 09/24/2018

Obituary for Charles Bradley Vansell

Charles Bradley “Brad” Vansell, 47, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 6, 1971 in Sedalia, the son of Jack and Katherine (Pugh) Vansell.

Brad was raised and educated in Sedalia and was a 1989 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. Brad attended State Fair Community College and received an Automotive Certificate. He worked for 27 years at Sierra Bullets as a production tool setter. Brad was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed being on the water, in the woods, or riding his Harley-Davidson. Brad enjoyed putting out a huge garden every summer and canning salsa from the tomatoes. Brad loved spending time with his friends and family hosting his yearly fish fry. He loved supporting the Denver Broncos.

Survivors include his father, Jack Vansell of Sedalia; four children, Brittany Barnett (Max), Alisha Pichinevsky (David), Justin McGinnis (Marina), and Larry McGinnis (Miranda); sister, Dana (Bradley) Hanson of Sedalia; his only niece, Grace Gunn-Hanson of Sedalia; seven grandchildren, Penny, Olive, Savannah, Jacob, Bristin, Evelyn, and Alivia; and his dog, Athena who will sadly miss him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Katherine Pugh Vansell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, September 28, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be David Smith, Chris Franklin, Chris Smith, John Bryant, Jake Smith, Jeremy Klein, and Shawn Clark.

Honorary bearers will be Dawn Smith, Mark Dunfee, Scott Jenkins, Darby Sharp, Willie Tague, Bryan Brock, Barry Brock, and the entire Sierra Bullets Family. Brad loved his place of employment. It was a blending of both his love and passion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MO Kids Outdoors in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




Crown Hil Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Sincerest condolences to the family. My prayers are with you.
– Tim Strohman
Prayers for comfort for family and friends. Rest In Heaven Brad
– Tanya Meyer
Brad was awesome friend he would give you shirt off his back fly high Brad and watch over us all intil we meet again little earl
– Earl billinsley
Brad on the clock you were a tough boss, off the clock you were a great friend to me I will enjoy the memories thanks for being my friend
– Rick ward
Sending you prayers for healing and hope
– Kathy Kempton
Dana, Jack, and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved him dearly he was an awesome man, and a great friend. He will be missed a lot.
– LaDona Scheuer
Thoughts and prayers for the family. Brad was a wonderful neighbor. We will miss seeing him outside with his dog and miss his sweet smile. –M/M Steven Lee
– Brad Vansell
Dana and family, I am so sorry…keeping you in my prayers and sending my deepest sympathies.
– Keri Dickman
My deepest condolences to Brad’s family and friends, he will truly be missed by many.
– Nancy Hayworth
I will never forget our special bond and love! You will forever be tucked safely within my heart! Jack, Dana, Brittany and Gracie, I pray God gives you strength through this heartbreaking event! Fly High Brad and save me a place!
– Lana Mills
Brad is an outstanding individual to work with and joke around with. I worked with him at Sierra Bullets for 10 years. He was always willing to say Good morning every morning at work even when some mornings were hard to go to work. Brad was always a stand up gentleman. He showed patience very well, even when others didn’t have patience. My prayers are with his family and friends. God bless!
– Jackie Rockett
Praying for his family. I will never forget those many years we bowled together as youth…
– Julie Hirner
Prayers and condolences for Brad’s loved ones. He was a stand up guy and it was a pleasure to work with him the last 7 years. Brad will be greatly missed by all of his Sierra Bullets family.
– Deana Boerckel
Thoughts and prayers be with family and friends. Treasure all memories.
– Michelle wansing

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