It is with a heavy heart that we must pass along the untimely deaths of our mother and father, Sherri G. and Charles H. Bradshaw from a tragic motor vehicle accident on Dec. 13.

The past few days haven’t been easy on our family or our families at Triangle Electric Corporation as well as the volunteers at Horsepasture Fire Department and Rescue Squad. We would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support. Triangle Electric also would like to thank everyone that has reached out to offer help and support.

The Bradshaw family and Triangle Electric have endured great losses over the years, beginning with the untimely passing of our past Vice President John A. Bradshaw in 2001, our past President Nancy K. Bradshaw in June 2019 and now our current President Charles and wife Sherri.

Triangle Electric will remain open and will continue to serve our community as we have for 54 years. In the coming months, Michael Bradshaw will assume the role of President. Other positions will be announced as they are filled.

Their untimely deaths have left a hole in our hearts as well as the surrounding community.

Charles Bradshaw was the face and name of the community, often referred to as the “Emperor.” He has been a volunteer in emergency services since the age of 16, and has served as the Chief of the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department since 2007.

Charles Bradshaw was employed with the Fieldale Police Department in the 1980s, and also was active in Horsepasture Christian Church, where he led the Praise Team and loved to sing. He was also active with the Horsepasture Ruritan, SCORE, and served on various boards and committees. He was honored with Firefighter of the Year and Fire Officer of the Year in 2010.

Sherri Bradshaw recently retired from a long career as a medical assistant. She always supported Charles in everything he did. Sherri loved her family, her pets and the beach. They both looked forward to being able to spend more time traveling and enjoying life.

The family and Triangle Electric asks for continued respect and privacy from the media. The next few days, weeks and months will continue to be hard on us. We must pick up the pieces and continue forward honoring our family, fulfilling their legacy and continue to make them proud.

Michael Bradshaw
Vice President
Triangle Electric Corporation