BRIDGES, ROBERT "BOB", 86, of Strawberry Plains, passed away on the 4th of July with his family at his bedside. Bob was born in Marshall, North Carolina, to the late George and Lula (Rice) Bridges on February 23, 1928. He was a member of the Thorngrove Baptist Church. He loved farming and family. Mr. Bridges is survived by two sons, Tony of Knoxville and Gary Alan (Barbara) Bridges of Maryville; one daughter, Diann Houser of Strawberry Plains. Additional survivors include one grandson, Keith Houser; two great grandchildren, Austin Ray and Lauren Grace Ina Houser; four brothers and seven sisters. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the Thorn Grove Baptist Church with funeral services to follow with Dr. Ted Padgett officiating. Interment and graveside committal will take place in the Thorn Grove Cemetery following the funeral services. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
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5430 Rutledge Pike Knoxville, TN 37924
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 6, 2014