Glenn James Bridges

glenn bridges
Glenn J. Bridges, 90, died Monday, November 9, 2009, at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center. Mr. Bridges was born in Jackson County and was a son of the late James Wiley and Mary Davis Bridges. He was married to Fair Parker Bridges, who died in 1999, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Powell, and three brothers, Elmer, Horace, and J.W. Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a Navy veteran of WW II and had lived in Buncombe County since 1948. He retired after 35 years with American Enka and he was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Ann McCormack of Fredricksburg, VA; two sons, Bruce R. Dills of Asheville and G. Ray Bridges of Saluda; and two grandchildren, Vicki Dills of Boston, MA and Sharon Dills of Fletcher. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack W. Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Dear Ann,
    Not sure if you remember Norman and I. You and I were good friends and worked together at Ingles back in the 1960’s. So sorry to see that your dadddy as well as your mama has passed away. Both of mine are gone now also. Only time and God’s grace will make it better. Juat want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Pamela & Norman

  2. Bruce, Ann,and Ray
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. We knew Glenn for many years but regretfully we didn’t keep in touch. I guess life gets so busy we forget or neglect what is or should be most important, life long friends. Maybe we will be able to get together some day to remember past years. If you read this feel free to e-mail me at

    Randell Galloway

  3. Dear Bruce,Ann and Ray,
    I was so sad to hear about your Daddy.I had not seen him for a long time. I took Mama to visit him and your Mama many years ago.We had a sweet visit reminiscing about being neighbors in Candler.I hope you are all well and happy.Again I’m sorry I didn’t know until now.
    Love to you all
    Karen Galloway Disher

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