LAURA - Vernon Bruce Bridges, age 75, of Laura, Ohio, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Nov. 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio.
He was born April 25, 1937, in Troy, Ohio, and the son of the late Mearl and Jeanne (McMaken) Bridges.
He was retired from Dayton Progress as a tool and die maker and owner of Industrial Specialties of Laura.
Vernon was a member of Arcanum Masonic Lodge #295, Ancient Accepted Scottish RiteValley of Dayton and the Greenville Matchett Council #91. He enjoyed fishing and his work.
He is survived by his wife, Rita J. (Washington) Bridges of Laura. They were married Sept. 11, 1960. Also by sons and daughter-in-law Bruce Lynn Bridges of Dayton and Tyler Lee and Linda Bridges of Union City. Ohio. Grandchildren Taylor Bridges, Jarryd Bridges, Sean Bridges, Jenna Bridges and Dexter Bridges. Brother and sister-in-law Kent and Marilyn Bridges of New Madison, mother-in-law Helen Washington of Laura and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Doug Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until time of the service in the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com