6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, May 7, 2021
Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home
1410 E. DZF Road
Clinton, Missouri, United States
Obituary of Theodore Edward Bosley
Theodore E. “Ted” Bosley, 77, of Clinton, Missouri, passed in the early morning hours, April 27, 2021 in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born February 3, 1944 in Kansas City, Mo. He was the son of the late Archie Lavern Bosley and Henrietta Bell (Martin) Bosley. On July 14, 1963, after a short 10 day romance, he married the love of his life Carol Marie Green. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia Bosley, and Mary Crockett; two brothers, Patrick Bosley and Paul Bosley; and his love of 57 years Carol (Green) Bosley. Ted was a coast-to-coast truck driver and owned 2 mechanic shops over the years. In 1986, Ted took a job as a mechanic and driver for Whistle Redi Mix, until becoming disabled in a rollover accident in 2000. Disability did not stop him from filling in, from time to time, over the past 21 years. Ted never met a stranger and could often be found sharing good conversation with anyone. He was always the first to offer a hand to anyone who needed it, whether it be working on a car or just a listening ear and advice. Ted was known as “Pa-Pa” and often boasted about his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his great-great-grandchildren. There was never a time when his face didn't light up hearing their voices or seeing their faces. Family meant so much to him and he devoted his life to raising a family that extends beyond blood. He once said, “At one point , I was going to join the Army...Good thing I failed the test by one point. Look at all I would have missed out on.” His faith, devotion, hard work, contagious personality and loving nature will continue in the legacy he leaves behind. He is survived by three daughters Connie Landis, Lincoln, Mo., Tina Wilson (Eddie), Adrian, Mo., and Leona Goforth (Justin), Clinton, Mo. 13 Grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; and 1 great-great-grandson, plus one on the way. One brother Mark Crockett (Sharlene) Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Alice Bedsworth, Belton Mo, and Dorothy Phelps, Belton Mo.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held May 7, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bradley and Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton, Mo. The family will receive friends following the Celebration of Life. The family suggests memorial contributions to abta.org, American Brain Tumor Association, for the study of glioblastoma. Interment will be at a later date at Parks Chapel Cemetery.