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Wassum Cemetery
Saturday August 13th, 2022

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James Edward Bridges



James Edward Bridges, age 88, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022 at his home.


Ed had it all together, he loved the Lord, his family, and his country. Ed was a long-time member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Atkins, proud Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a loving husband, dad, and papaw. He drove a truck for 26 years, and owned his own trucking company for 12 years. Ed was active in his community, he and Reba were caretakers of Wassum Cemetery for over 30 year; and Ed was a founding member and chief for several years, of the Atkins Volunteer Fire Department. Ed was the welcoming and waving hand from the porch in Atkins – his smile and friendly wave will be missed.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Ruth Bridges.


Ed is survived by his wife of 69 years, Reba Catron Bridges of Atkins, Va.; sons, Darrell Bridges and wife, Patty of Atkins, Va. and Mike Bridges and special friend, Bev Wymer of Marion, Va.; three grandchildren, Andrew Bridges, Logan Bridges and Hannah Bridges, all of Atkins, Va.


Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Wassum Cemetery, Atkins, Va. with Pastor Justin Hall officiating.


To share memories of James Edward Bridges, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Ed’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I first met Ed at Waddell Transfer when I went to work there. He was so kind and easy to talk to. Years later, I loved running into him… the same Ed as always. Your family was blessed to have him. I wish I had seen this earlier as I would have come to his visitation. He was a really good, kind gentleman.

Sandy Musser Sep 1 2022 10:28 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tammy Peake Aug 25 2022 8:55 PM

Reba, Mike, and Darrell, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Edward's passing. I didn;t see his obituary until it was too late. please forgive me for not being at his funeral. He was a great guy, and always made me feel welcome when I came down to visit Mike and Darrell as kids. He was a great father and husband too, and I know you're all hurting right now. God bless you all, and I'll be keeping you in my prayers.

Harold D Beverly Aug 18 2022 12:08 AM

Mike and family.
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Harold and Linda Walton Aug 14 2022 8:14 PM

Reba,Mike,Darrell and Patty.and family,
So sorry to hear Ed has passed. I know he was suffering so. But now all that pain and misery is gone, and he is with his Lord and Savior.
Praying for you all.
If there is anything I can do to help you Reba just let me know.

Norma Carr Aug 14 2022 11:20 AM


APRIL DUNCAN Aug 14 2022 10:29 AM

So very sorry to hear this! My most sincere condolences, Reba and family.

Jeff Wolfe Aug 13 2022 11:04 AM

Reba, Mike and Darrell, our thoughts and prayers are with you! We’re so sorry.

Bimbo, Linda & Cory Aug 13 2022 8:18 AM

Reba,Darrell and Mike ,I'll keep you in my prayers. Ed was one of kind he will be missed . God bless you all.

Gary and Jackie Hughes Aug 12 2022 9:26 PM

Reba , and Family, Prayers for you all. Ed always came up to the cemetery when we put flowers on family graves just to talk. Ed will be missed.

Patricia Baldwin Aug 12 2022 8:10 PM

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