Born in Rock Hill, SC on May 2, 1927
Departed on April 10, 2017 and resided in Stone Mountain, GA
- Memorial Service: Eastminster Presbyterian Church
- Saturday April 15, 2017 11:00am to 12:00pm
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John Ernest Bridges, age 89 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on April 10, 2017. John was born on May 2, 1927 in Rock Hill, SC where he grew up and attended Rock Hill High School. He served in the US Navy from 1944-1946 and the US Air Force from 1950-1954. He joined Delta Air Lines in 1956 where he was a pilot for almost 32 years. He retired as captain in 1987. An avid fisherman, John spent much of his spare time deep sea fishing in Key Largo, FL.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia Bridges, sons Bill and Bob Bridges, daughters-in-law Sarah and Laurie Bridges, daughter and son-in-law Julie Bridges Perkins and Phil Perkins, seven grandchildren, Katie and Rachel Perkins, Marshall, Emily, Ansley, Jennifer, and Julia Bridges, nieces Anne Fields and Jane Fields Chastain, and nephew John Fields.
A military service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA, with a reception to follow at the Bridges’ home in Stone Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project in memory of John E. Bridges