Jackie Odell Bridges, 73 of Cisco passed away Friday August 21, 2009 in Eastland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday August 24, 2009 in Kimbrough Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Reverend Craig Curry; burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Kimbrough Funeral Home. Visitation with friends will be 4-6:00 PM Sunday August 23, 2009 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bridges was born in Hedley, Texas on December 25, 1935 to Cread and Inez (James) Bridges. He married Freda Jane Newman on July 29, 1963 in Crowell, Texas. Jackie worked various farm and factory jobs before moving to Cisco in 1976, where he worked 10 years as a cutter and truck driver for Russell Newman Manufacturing.
Jackie is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Choncie Akers.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jane Bridges; sons, Kelly Bridges and wife Michelle of Lake Coleman, Dave Bridges of Cisco; daughters Jackie Day of West Plains, MO, Melissa Medina and husband Roger and Shannon Bridges all of Cisco; twelve grandchildren Bill Bridges and wife Angelique, Robert Bridges and wife Becca all of West Plains, MO, Jackie Medina and wife Amber of Cisco, Jennifer Merritt and husband Stephen of Eastland, Josh and Alisha Bridges of Cisco, Jacob and Jana Bridges of Cisco, Sarah Conner of Clyde, Robert and Michael Medina of Cisco and Skyler Denning; seven great grandchildren, Logan, Isabel, Solana, Savannah, Malcolm II, Jayci and Wes, and Baby Gavin and Baby Bryce on the way! Brothers, Donnie, Royce and Claudie Bridges and a sister, Treva Edwards, also survive him.