James A. Bridges, 86, of Linton, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born Dec. 17, 1917 in Tippecanoe County, he was the son of James Franklin Monroe Bridges and Nellie Lillian Williams. On Aug. 27, 1944, he married Martha J. Galvin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer and custodian at Clinton Prairie High School. He was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church of Linton and the American Legion Post 22.
Survivors include: his wife Martha J. Bridges of Linton; three daughters, Linda D. Atkinson of Deatsville, Ala., Katherine L. Brown of Linton, and Mary E. Beaver of Mulberry; 12 grandchildren, Shannon, Jamie, and Robert Sallee, Rhonda Cook, Shawn, Jeremy, and Nathan Brown, Thomas and Andrew Atkinson, Rachel Irwin, Christopher and Angela Beaver; 16 great-grandchildren, Dustin, Chelsie, Blazia, Brinslee, and Christopher Sallee, Morgan, Kara, and Jacob Atkinson, Elizabeth and Michael Irwin, Adam and Sarah Beaver, Dawson, Carson, Neely and Justin Brown; and two sisters, Maxine Taylor of Lafayette, and Barbara Wise of Crawfordsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, two sisters, and a daughter Jane M. Sallee.
Funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. John Ferguson and the Rev. Harold Nolting officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Linton. The American Legion will have a Military Service.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.