Sherwood “Tom” Bradshaw, 80, passed away, Monday, January 22, 2018 in Crockett. He was born May 13, 1937 in Oletha to parents, Earlie E. Bradshaw and Lola Pearl Clay Bradshaw. Tom was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He joined the Houston Police Department on June 30, 1969, Academy Class #BC1. During his career, he was assigned to the Identification Division and the Crime Lab. Tom retired the first time January 22, 1994, but went back to work on November 2, 1994 as a Police Service Officer and Forensic Photographer, assigned to the Crime Lab and Identification Division. He retired as a Forensic Photographer Supervisor on January 8, 2005. After moving to Crockett, he became the photographer for the Pineywoods Fine Art performances as well as doing other photography in the area. Tom was a member of the H. P. D. Retired Officers Association and Central Baptist Church, Crockett.
Tom is survived by his son, Ansel Bradshaw and wife, Brenda of Crockett; grandchildren, Matthew Bradshaw and fiancée, Tamika of Crockett, Katie Bradshaw of Crockett, Bobby “BJ” Boykin Jr. and wife, Katy of Flower Mound, Richard Boykin of Lakewood, CO; great-grandchildren, Sye, Easton, Reed, Allie; special step-daughter, Kemberly Scheidt and husband, Glenn of Baytown; step-grandchildren, Will and Mollie; sisters, Earline Zelenevitz of Kingwood, Nelda McLeod of Page, Marvis Carr and husband, Greg of Houston; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Earlie E. and Lola Pearl Bradshaw.
Funeral services for Sherwood “Tom” Bradshaw will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Goss and Dr. Paul Carlin officiating. Interment to follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Family will receive visitors, 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Callaway-Allee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pineywoods Fine Arts Association- Tom Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship. Online condolences may be left at www.callawayallee.com