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Russell Bradbury

09/26/1964 - 10/17/2020

Obituary for Russell Bradbury

Russell "Russ" Edward Bradbury, 56, of Sedalia, MO passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Kansas City, MO as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was born on September 26, 1964 in Lexington, MO the son of Francis Lewis Bradbury who preceded him in death and Donita (Pottorff) Bradbury, who resides in Green Ridge, MO.

On April 27, 1991 in Higginsville, MO he was united in marriage to Sherry Lynn Small, who preceded him in death on May 9, 2016.

Russ was baptized and confirmed on June 28, 1992 and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sedalia. He worked at Maxion Wheels for over 26 years and was currently the Advanced Quality Engineer. Russ enjoyed going to the lake with his family and great friends Eric and Jennifer Langston, where they enjoyed fishing and boating. He was a proud father, husband, and friend to all. He was extremely proud of both of his kids. He loved going to his sons baseball games and was honored to see his daughter begin her journey in the Army National Guard. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by two children, Steven Bradbury and Sarah Bradbury both of the home; his significant other, Susan A. Ronning of Boonville; a brother, Eric Bradbury of Clinton, MO; his mother, Donita Bradbury of Green Ridge, MO; a nephew, Jameson Bradbury; a niece, Danielle Bradbury; and many cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeremy Freeman officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the church.

Burial will be at Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Eric Langston, Jennifer Langston, Tim Mueller, Scott Petree, Kenny Angle, and Kelly Brace.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or the Sedalia Animal Shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.




06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
301 E. Broadway Blvd.
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Funeral Service

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
301 E. Broadway Blvd.
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Burial / Interment

12:00 PM
Highland Sacred Garden
3600 E 28th St
Sedalia, MO 65301
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May God bless you and give you strength to endure. Prayers are with your family. Russ loved you kids with all his heart. You made him so Proud. Remember the special times as there were many Mike & Vicki Harris
- Mike Harris
I worked with Russ many years at Maxion Wheels. He was a good friend and had a good personality our prayers are with his family
- Jerry Helphrey
May God bless you and give you strength to endure. Our prayers are with your family Russ loved you kids with all his heart and you both made him so Proud. Please remember the special times as there were many Mike & Vicki Harris
- Mike Harris
Really enjoyed working with Russ, always had a smile on his and was a joy to talk to, R.I.P. Russ you will be dearly missed, and prayers for your family.
- John Christensen
Russ was a good friend I worked with him at Maxion Wheels for many years and he always had a great personality. Our prayers are with his family.
- Jerry Helphrey
Steven and Susan. Kevin and I sat by your dad at many a game last year. We wanted to reach out and let you know we haven't been able to quit thinking about you both. You are in our prayers and Susan I hope you still find us at the games as we will be looking for you. Steven, do know your dad was so proud of you and will still always be watching .
- Dani Fromm
I am a former coworker of Russ. My sympathy to all his family and friends. I will remember Russ in many positive ways, with a great sense of humor, a big smile and a better yet laughter, a great coworker, friend and a wonderful human being. My prayers are with you. Russ will be greatly missed but always remembered.
- Flávia Oneda
I had the pleasure of working side by side with Russ at Maxion for several years and stayed in contact after I left the company. Such a wonderful guy, great personality and a fun sense of humor. Prayers to Steven and Sarah, Donita, all of the work family back at Maxion wheels, and all of those who were lucky enough to have got to spend time with Russ...
- TJ York
RIP Russel we all LOVE you & your family. It was so great sitting with you watching your son play base ball & some day we all will be together again.
- Jimmy Brown
I am a former coworker with Russ. I send my condolences to all the family and close friends. I worked closely with Russ for many years. The thing I remember is his charming smile, his willingness to help everyone and anyone, and his great devotion to his family. I once told him, his kids were very lucky to have him for a father; for him, the highest compliment possible. Our prayers are with you.
- Randy Craig
So sorry Steven and Sarah may God give you the strength to endure... your dad was the best dad I ever knew and such a thought king neighbor to me.. you kids were the most important people in his life and you made him burst with pride for the young adults you have become...
- Sharon Franks
I worked with Russ for about 10 yrs at Hayes Lemmerz, at the time. I always remember him smiling and having something pleasant to say. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
- Bryon Newgent
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sarah and Steven. Lyvia Halvorsen and family
- Lyvia Halvorsen
I was lucky to work with Russ and got a chance to see what a great man he was. I will miss him dearly and wanted to extend my sympathy with Bradbury family
- Gabriela Morelos
To the Bradbury children, I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I worked with your mom at the Assessor's office and was sad to hear about her passing in 2016. I send my sympathy and prayers for strength for you and all the family, including your grandma. May you feel God's comfort at this very sad time
- Marilyn Bahner
I'm so sad worked with him at Marion wheels a very kind good person.prayers for his family and friends
- Donna Weathers
Prayers go out to Steven and Sarah, always enjoyed talking with your dad at the ballpark. He was extremely proud of both of you. Meyer family
- Gary meyer
We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was the nicest guy around. You kids have really had to deal with some hard times at such a young age. Our prayers are with you. The Kemp Family
- The Kemp Family
Russ and Sherry both attended school with our daughter's. We offer our deepest sympathy to their family. Trust God during this very difficult time.
- Kathy Bedford
I have known Russ forever from school. And I remember when Russ and Sheri got together it was a love meant to be. Sheri and I were freshmen in high school. Sheri was one of my best friends in high school. I got to know Russ very well during this time. I was also friends with his brother and worked with his dad. I send my deepest condolences to all the family and close friends. Prayers to help comfort you through this loss .
- Bobbi Owen Long
My sincere sympathy to the family from the Houston's in Higginsville. I was in Cub Scouts with his Mom Donita and he and Tony, my son were in our Den. My love and prayers to all of you. So so sorry.
- Linda Houston

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