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Michael Bridges

Barry Bridges

Tuesday, July 14th, 1942 - Wednesday, November 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Michael Barry Bridges passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at his home.

A memorial service will be 2 PM Wednesday at Central United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Carol Carkin. Space inside is limited, masks and temperature checks are required to enter. The service can be heard on 90.3 from the safety of your car or watch from home on Concord Central UMC Live Stream on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsLMioFH76rMc5h-kYr5tg?view_as=subscriber
Also, there will be no visitation at the church.

Barry was born July 14, 1942 in Gaffney, SC to the late Claude T. Bridges and Daisy Harris Bridges. He was also preceded in death by son, Michael B. Bridges, Jr. Barry attended the University of South Carolina. He was Vice President and part owner of Sanders Brothers Industrial Contractors in Gaffney, SC. Barry was a member of Central UMC.
Barry said that life was defined by how you live, not how you died. During his 78 years, he played golf religiously, skydived 110 times, ran 3 marathons and numerous half-marathons, played chess in tournaments, and played duplicate bridge. In high school he also earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Barry loved traveling and would plan 2 trips on the way back from one. He and his wife traveled to 70 foreign countries and 49 states. Covid halted his goal of the 50th state, Vermont.

Barry is survived by wife Angela Agner Bridges; children Kathy Towery and Greg of Gaffney, SC, Dee Dee Crocker and husband Terry of Spartanburg, SC and Brandon Bridges and wife Laurisa of Atlanta, GA, Brian King of Concord, NC, Chandler King and wife Jessica of Wilmington, NC, Zack King and wife Virginia of Charleston, SC; grandchildren Eric Towery and wife Drew, Jason Towery and wife Jessica, Garrett Pickrel, Abbey Pickrel, Patrick Bridges, Megan Bridges, Betsy, Amanda, Parker, John, Andrew,and Leah King; five great grandchildren; and brother Jerry Bridges and wife Joyce of Gaffney, SC.

Special thanks from the family to Levine Cancer Institute and their wonderful support through this 13-month journey.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 31 Union St. N., Concord, NC 28025., and the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County, PO Box 1405, Concord, NC 28026

Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com
Wilkinson Funeral Home is assisting the Bridges family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Central United Methodist Church
    Address
    30 Union St N
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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    Notes
    Space inside is limited, masks and temperature checks are required to enter. The service can be heard on 90.3 from the safety of your car or watch from home on Concord Central UMC Live Stream on YouTube at

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIsLMioFH76rMc5h-kYr5tg?view_as=subscriber
    Also, there will be no visitation at the church.
    Officiant
    Rev. Carol Carkin

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Cassie Green

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Dear Angela, please accept my deepest sympathy. Barry was a good friend. Cassie Green
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