February 18, 1933 ~ May 17, 2019

Born in: Jackson County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Arthur Lewis Bridges, 86, of Asheville, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Elizabeth House.

A native of Jackson County, he was a son of the late Taylor and Dialpha Sherril Bridges. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

Arthur proudly served his country as a member of the US Air Force from 1951-1954, earning the rank of staff sergeant. He went on to work for many years at both American Enka and Sears.

Arthur is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ollie King Bridges; four daughters, Louise Cordell, Wanda White, Carolyn Hensley (Don) and Binnie Lou Hill (Tim); ten grandchildren, Michele Kriezel (Jeff), Samantha Morales (Nicholas), David Dockery (Victoria), Scott Cordell (Jola), Leigh Cordell, Donnie Hensley (Robbie), DonnaLynn Hensley (Randy), Ashley Aker (Dan), Douglas Hill (Lauren), Allison Henderson (Josh); one sister, Elizabeth Brooks and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elizabeth House, care of Four Seasons Compassion For Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting his family.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Arthur Lewis Bridges's name.

Four Seasons Compassion For Life

571 S. Allen Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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  1. M. Ollie, I’m so sorry to hear of Mr Bridges passing. And so glad you are surrounded by your loving family.

  2. So sorry!!! He was such a sweet man. Went to visit him when he was at Pisgah Manor with my dad. Sending Love and Prayers for the family and his sweet lil wife.

  3. I did not know Arthur Bridges, I do know his daughter Binnie Hill. Since Arthur was a part of the raising of Binnie I know from her actions that he was a wonder human. I know you will miss this caring person. Know that he will live on in the actions of his children, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren.

  4. Sorry for lost of such a good grandfather and such a great caring person will always love and miss Arthur he never be forgotten prayers be with you and rest of family from grandson Donny Hensley and a great family member to Robbie Hensley and also brooks family and baker family may god help you all in these times and strengthen and comfort you all during these times

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