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James Gene "Jim" Bridwell


1945 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Gene "Jim" Bridwell Obituary
James Gene "Jim" Bridwell, 68 of Frontenac, Ks died February 17, 2014 at his home.

He was born October 22, 1945 in Pittsburg, Ks the son of Wilford "Bob" and Elizabeth "Betty" (Tomaney) Bridwell and was a longtime resident of Frontenac.  He was a graduate of Frontenac High School in 1963.  He served in the Army National Guard from February 26, 1965 and was honorably discharged February 25, 1971. Jim was an architectural Project Manager for many years.

He was a longtime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He enjoyed roping, loved his Chocolate Lab "Walker", and enjoyed spending time at the Diamond 6D Indoor Arena with his horse "Pete".  Other activities he enjoyed included hunting and trap shooting.

He is survived by wife, Reva Bridwell. Additional survivors include son Grant and his wife Brie Bridwell of St. Louis, MO; a daughter Jessica Meadows and her fiancé Chuck DellAntonia of Pittsburg; two grandchildren Tyler Ayers and awaiting arrival of first granddaughter Presley Bridwell, along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Bob, Bill and Dan Bridwell and a sister Jeanne Dayton.

Graveside services will be 12 noon, Saturday, 22, 2014 at the Garden of Memories Cemetery 149 S. Hwy 69 Pittsburg, KS with Fr. Robert McElwee officiating.  Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery for the services. Friends are also requested to wear western attire.  Family will receive friends at 1pm at the Diamond 6D Indoor Arena 521 E. McKay Street Frontenac, KS following the graveside services.  Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com.  Memorials may be made to Horses of Hope; in memory of Jim Bridwell. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home.  Services by Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay, Frontenac, KS.
Published in Morning Sun from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014
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