SHELBY – Mr. Donald "Don" Ray Bridges, 48, of Emerald Mine Rd., died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Sue Carol Wease Bridges and Max Bridges and wife Jeanette of Mooresboro. He worked 20 years with his father at Bridges Meat Market, then most recently as a property manager at Don Bridges Rentals. He was an avid sportsman, a man who loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his partner, Debra Ramey of Kings Mountain; sister, Sharon Bridges Walker of Shelby; extended family, Barry Self and wife, Heather, of Shelby, Ron Self of Boiling Springs, Amy Bridges Marlowe and husband, Paul, of Mooresboro, Mandy Lockridge of Kings Mountain, Dale Walker and wife, Julie Durrett Walker, of Durham; nephews, Coleman and Jackson Self, Bryson Marlowe; and niece, Keely Marlowe
Services: Monday, 11 a.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel
Visitation: The family will receive friends Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at the home of his father, Max, 439 Lemons Rd., Mooresboro.
Clergy: Rev. Allen Davis
Burial: Sunset Cemetery
Memorials: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church building fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover St. #3, Hanover, MA 02339
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com