GAFFNEY, SC-- Markey Genus (Gene) Bridges, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Gaffney Medical Center.
Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Wofford Bridges and Etta Sprouse Bridges. Mr. Bridges was formerly employed by the Board of Public Works/Cherokee County Water Treatment Plant, was a U. S. Army
veteran, loved fishing, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Bridges of Forest City, NC, Timothy Bridges and wife, Martha, of Gaffney, and Jason Bridges and wife, Allison, of Rutherfordton, NC; two daughters, Barbara Horne and husband, Ricky, of Cowpens, and Susan Hebert and husband, Tracy, of Forest City, NC; three brothers, Woody Bridges and wife, Mary, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Horace Bridges, Sr. and Bobby Joe Bridges, both of Gaffney; two sisters, Juanita Herrin of Gaffney and Doris Keller of Roebuck; six grandchildren, Erin Lambert, Justin Valeka, Taylor Bridges, Jordan Hebert, Gennie Bridges and Timothy Bridges, Jr. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Sparks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Brian Cox officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery with military honors.
The family will be at the home of Barbara & Ricky Horne.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC