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Brad Timothy Boldridge was born October 2, 1976, in Atchison, KS to Marvin M. and Marjorie D. Boldridge. He was the youngest child of this union. He was preceded in death by his beloved father; Marvin M. Boldridge, adored father-in-law; Earlie E. Brown, sister-in-law; Beverly Brown-Alexander, both maternal and paternal grandparents and dear friend/brother; Sean Kelley.
Brad accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age. With the gift of playing the piano and organ, he was called to share his talent with many churches and audiences in Atchison, KS and the Kansas City area; First Christian Church, New Hope Church of the Christ, Community Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church. He was also the Choir Musician for the Midwest District Choir. He was educated through Atchison Public Schools, graduating from Atchison High School as a member of the Class of 1995. After graduation, he attended K-State University for two years, and in 2008, he obtained his Bachelor of Science Business Management degree from Friends University.
Brad asked the love of his life, Althera, on their first date on July 4, 1998. Romance entwined the two and they were united in marriage on September 18, 1999. As a physical expression of their amazing 23 years of marriage, three beautiful girls were born: Alex, Brie, and Kay Kay. His family was his world – a phenomenal husband and father indeed! He cherished his time with them, time well spent on traveling, cooking, beating them in video games, and spending endless family time.
Brad was a Marketing Leader in business development and market research. His portfolio housed the many loyal years he dedicated to numerous industry leaders such as Nielsen, GFK LLC, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and Farmland Foods. He made time to attend yearly training that enhanced his skill set and job certifications, resulting in expense reductions and increased profitability making him a true asset to any company he worked for. He was able to bring his expertise to his community when he was appointed to a board seat on the 2023 Economic Development Council for the City of Blue Springs, MO.
Brad LOVED SPORTS!!! He supported his girls as they pursued athletics, but he was truly a diehard K-State and KC Chiefs Fan – he “lived” for football. He also loved bowling! Always going for the 300 for his teammates and never meeting a stranger in any bowling league. He adored his dogs: Duke, Bella, and Brandy. Playing spades (and “talking stuff”) was another passion of his. Cutting books and laughing at his opponents at the table kept him entertained. Not only was he passionate about his sports and card playing, but he also appreciated the memories he made when people came together.
Brad leaves these wonderful memories with those he knows will cherish them the most: his loving wife, Althera; three daughters; Alexandria, Gabrielle, and Kerrington of Blue Springs, MO; his mother, Marjorie D. Boldridge of Atchison, KS; two brothers, Mark Boldridge and Steven (Jennifer) Boldridge of Atchison, KS; one sister, Karen Boldridge of Kansas City, MO; mother-in-law, Joyce M. Brown of Lee’s Summit, MO; three brothers-in-laws, Steven (Sharon) Brown, Sr. of Raymore, MO; Bobby Brown, Sr., and Bill (Sofie) Brown Sr. of Columbus, GA; sister-in-law, Debbie (James) Brown-Lewis of Columbus, GA; one special brother, Chris Copeland of Council Bluff, IA; and a host of loved ones including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.