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Dr. Omer Bradsher

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dr. Omer E. Bradsher, 81, formerly of Paragould, Ark., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at his home in Senath, Mo.

He was born Oct. 7, 1929, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of the late Omer Ethridge, Sr. and Ida Carpenter Bradsher. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Rose Howerton Bradsher; brother, Robert Bradsher, and sisters, Martha Joffe and Betty Montgomery.

He practiced family medicine in the Paragould area for over 40 years. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock in 1958. His undergraduate education was completed at Hendrix College.

Dr. Bradsher served his community at the local, state, and national levels. In the 1960's, he was heavily involved in both gubernatorial and presidential elections. He served as a delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention. In the 80's and 90's, he served on the Greene County Quorum Court.

Dr. Bradsher's wisdom and compassion reached many lives. His patients, co-workers and friends were all touched by his guidance and care. In his later years, his most cherished moments in his career were caring for homebound patients in their homes. He was a dedicated family man, a devout Christian, and was extremely proud of his birthplace and heritage. He was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church in Senath.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Bradsher, of the home; children, Brad Bradsher, of Little Rock, Todd Bradsher, of Peach Orchard, Ark., Julia Bradsher, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Jana Bagwell, of Vicksburg, Miss., Regina Franks, of Bastrop, La., Randal Gibson, of Senath, and Vickie Moylan, of Paragould; sister, Lucie Smith, of Naples, Fla.; special cousin, Freddie Webb Graham-Eller; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.., today, Thursday, Aug. 25, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould.

His life will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at Heath Colonial Chapel with Rev. Neal Avirette and Ron Dunavin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Harvey's Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), CARTI Foundation, P.O. Box 55011, Little Rock, AR 72215.