Candler - Rex Frederick Bridges, 79, of Asbury Rd., Candler, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.
A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Walter and Juanita Gillespie Bridges. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Bridges.
Mr. Bridges retired from BASF after thirty-two and a half years of service. He was a member of Western Chapel United Methodist Church.
A devoted father and grandfather, Mr. Bridges is survived by a daughter, Becky Roberts and husband Dean; son, Roger Bridges and wife Susie; grandchildren, Austin, Madison, and Camron; sisters Pauline Campbell and Geraldine Meadows; brother Reeves Bridges; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Eugene and Iva Sharpe.
Graveside services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Pisgah View Memorial Park, with the Revs. Ed Worley and Fred Sibley officiating.
His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.
Our gratitude is unending for the love and care given to our father during his hospital stays. In particular we wish to thank: the 6th floor nurses at Memorial Campus, 7th and 9th floor nurses at St. Joseph's Campus, the entire CarePartners staff, all of our friends and family, and to all his girls at Becky's Florist - Sandra, Gwen, Sharon, Linda B. and Linda W. - thank you for adding so much joy to his day.
The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com