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Chester Lee Bridges
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Birth: Oct. 18, 1918
Death: Oct. 24, 1999

Lee was born in Elkhart, TX to Peter and Dora Kyle Bridges. He shares a stone with his wife, Melba Edwina Wright Bridges, who he married on 11 February 1938. After her death, Lee married Gladys Roberts Whitley 15 June 1991 in Anderson Co, TX.

OBITUARY: Palestine (TX) Herald-Press, Monday, 25 October 1999:
Lee Bridges
Services for Lee bridges, 81, of Elkhart, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Mr. Bridges died Sunday morning at his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in Elkhart, to Pete and Dora Kyle Bridges.
Mrs. Bridges was a member of First Baptist Church of Elkhart, a rancher and farmer. He was a former city councilman of Elkhart and served on the Garden of Memories Cemetery Board.
Mr. Bridges was preceded in death by his first wife, Edwina Bridges; son, Jackie Lewis Bridges; and a sister, Vernita Bridges.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Bridges of Elkhart; son, Wilbur Bridges of Shepherd; stepsons, Bobby Whitley of Elkhart and Kenneth Whitley of DeLeon; sister, Virginia Brown of Palestine, Brothers, Jim Bridges and Charles Bridges, both of Elkhart, and Lewis Bridges of Grapeland; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Bridges, Bobby Bridges, Ricky Bridges, Bobby Wright, David Whitley, John Whitley and William Whitley.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Elkhart.
Condolence Calls will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Bridges (1875 - 1954)
  Dora Kyle Bridges (1889 - 1933)
 
 Spouses:
  Melba Edwina Wright Bridges (1919 - 1990)
  Gladys Roberts Bridges (1919 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  Jack Lewis Bridges (1944 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jessie Odell Bridges (1907 - 1911)**
  James William Bridges (1912 - 2000)*
  Mary Virginia Bridges Brown (1913 - 2013)*
  Lewis Gail Bridges (1916 - 2012)*
  Chester Lee Bridges (1918 - 1999)
  Vernita Florance Bridges (1921 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Chester Lee Bridges
 
Burial:
Garden Of Memories
Elkhart
Anderson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Louise Fisher Goff
Record added: Apr 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18726701
Chester Lee Bridges
Added by: Louise Fisher Goff
 
 
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 Added: Mar. 18, 2008
 
 
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