SHELBY - Charles R. Bridges, 53, of Shelby, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Brian Center of Gastonia. A native of Cleveland County, he is the son of Shirley Clary Bridges and the late Carl Ray Bridges.
He worked for Boundless Transportation as a driver. He was a previous member of Boiling Springs Rescue Squad for 25 years. He loved riding his tractor and working for his church as a deacon and youth leader. He was a member of Goodes Grove Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, W.E. and Kate Weaver Clary and Roy and Inez Bridges.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 17 years, Anesia C. Bridges of the home; mother and father-in-law, Verlon and Hazel Combs of Cana, Va.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cleveland Funeral Services
Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Tim Trexler and Robbie Hensley
Burial: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be sent to Goodes Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 810 Goodes Grove Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC 28114 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.
Online condolences: www.clevelandfuneralservice.com