Elmo Dumont Bridge DICKENS- Dumont Bridge, 92, of Dickens, Texas passed away peacefully on April 11, 2013 at Jayton. Services will be held at the Freedom Church in Spur on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Keltz officiating. Burial will follow at the Afton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Zapata Funeral Home of Spur. Elmo Dumont Bridge was born on Nov. 27, 1920, on the Matador Ranch in Motley County, Texas, to parents Clayton and Minnie Van (Baker) Bridge. He grew up in Motley and Dickens Counties and graduated in 1938 from Patton Springs High School in Afton. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II, he farmed for 40 years in the Afton community and raised his family there. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roaring Springs First Assembly of God Church and the Freedom Church of Spur. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Nellie Mills, Jim Bridge, Tommie Graham, and W. J. Bridge; by the mother of his children, Dorlores (Goodwin) Bridge Fox; and by wife, Ruth (Goodwin) Lawson Bridge. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Beverly Darsey and husband Robin; son, Gary Bridge and wife Jane; daughter, Nancy Hale and husband Tom; six grandchildren, Bert and Dumont Darsey, Becca and Clayt Bridge, Valerie Smithey and Dillon Hale; four great-grandchildren, Joleigh Darsey, Tatom and Brylan Bridge, and Luke Smithey; his sister-in-law, Betty Bridge; and his special caregiver, Ruby Hooten. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dickens Senior Citizens Center or to the Patton Springs Ralph Marshall Memorial Fund.
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Zapata Funeral Home - Spur
602 N. Burlington P.O. Box 326
Spur, TX 79370
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Apr. 13, 2013