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William E. "Bill" Bridges

William E. "Bill" Bridges, age 91, resident of Kings Mountain, NC went to be with his Lord on September 10, 2015 at the Testa Family Hospice House. He was born in Cleveland Co. NC to the late Miles Luther Sidney Bridges and Minnie Lee Huffstickler Bridges. He was also preceded in death by his wife Mildred Mullinax Bridges; daughter, Judy Bridges Putnam; son, William Terry Bridges; brothers, Clyde Bridges, Frank Bridges, Robert Bridges; sisters, Nina Camp, Brunell Bryant, Lillian Davis, Edith Carpenter; nieces and nephews. Mr. Bridges was an active and loyal member of Westover Baptist Church, Kings Mtn. NC where he served in many capacities including teacher and deacon. He was a founding member of the church and assisted in the construction of their church building. He was a longtime barber and owned and operated Bridges Barber Shop for over 62 years. Mr. Bridges considered his customers as his extended family and was always willing to share the Love of Jesus with his customers and friends. He was well known for giving candy and gum to children and considered them as his own. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Tank Division. Mr. Bridges will be remembered as an intelligent, hardworking, and loving man who was always willing to help others.

SURVIVORS: Son-in-law: Bob Putnam and wife Linda, Kings Mtn. NC

Nephews: Steve Carpenter and wife Barbara, Kings Mtn. NC

Sid Carpenter and wife Susan, Kings Mtn. NC

David Carpenter and wife Sandra, Kings Mtn. NC

Kenneth Davis, CA

Bobby Davis and wife Shirley, Charlotte, NC

Allen Davis and wife Jackie, Charlotte, NC

Bruce Bridges and wife Linda, Clover, SC

Douglas Bridges, Troy, NC

Nieces: Frances Davis and husband Richard, Gastonia, NC

Cindy Davis and husband George, Kings Mtn. NC

Elizabeth Anthony, Kings Mtn. NC

Carolyn Ross and husband Manuel, Kings Mtn. NC

Janice Raines and husband Bobby, Lawndale, NC

Brenda Gilliland and husband Dale, Kings Mtn. NC

Charlotte Bridges, Morganton, NC

Grandchildren

Special cousins: Leo and Nell Myers, and special niece: Jane Carpenter.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Westover Baptist Church, Monday, September 14, 2015

11:00 A.M. Rev. Kevin Whittington, officiating

VISITATION: 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 14, 2015 prior to the service in the sanctuary of Westover Baptist Church other times at 148 Persimmon Creek Rd. Kings Mountain, NC

INTERMENT WITH MILITARY HONORS PROVIDED BY THE MARINE CORP LEAGUE FOOTHILLS DETACHMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

MEMORIALS: Westover Baptist Church, 114 Westover Drive, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086

GUEST REGISTER AVAILABLE AT WWW.HARRISFUNERALS.COM

ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA


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