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Eugene Donald Bridges

February 9, 1933 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 87)

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Eugene D. Bridges, 87, of Haw River, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2020 at the Hospice Home. A native of Alamance County, he was the son of the late Ruby Bridges Baldwin. Eugene spent 56 years with the love of his life, Daphne Kidd Bridges. Eugene was a dedicated and hardworking man, retiring from Kingsdown in Mebane, NC. He was a longtime member of Haw River Christian Church / Lamb’s Chapel. Eugene knew the Lord Jesus as his Savior and lived his humble life accordingly with a generous heart full of kindness and compassion for others. Eugene was an avid and charitable gardener, always giving more of what he harvested than what he kept for himself. He also enjoyed many years of fishing and boating on “The Daphne”, named for his beloved wife. Later in life, his heart belonged to his two faithful and loving K-9 companions, Lady Bug and Bo Bo. Eugene leaves behind a loving family which includes his sister Clemmie B. Garner and husband Billy of Mebane, brothers, Robert D. Bridges and his wife Annette of Mebane, Phillip A. Bridges and his wife Kathleen of Mebane, a brother-in-law, Jimmy J. Kidd and his wife Jean of Elon and many loving nieces and nephews. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Daphne Kidd Bridges, his mother, Ruby Bridges Baldwin, step-father, Charlie Baldwin, four brothers, Frederick P. Bridges, Daniel E. Bridges, Franklin W. Bridges, Richard A. Bridges, and two beloved dogs Lady Bug and Bo Bo. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to Ella King and Jewel Hollars, his wonderful caregivers whom he loved and appreciated dearly and the Hospice nurses for the care and compassion shown to him in his final days. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Alamance Memorial Park to honor the life of Eugene. No public visitation will be held. The family would like to invite anyone who wishes to note their condolences by signing the register book to do so. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Burlington Animal Shelter, 221 Stone Quarry Rd, Burlington, NC, 27215.

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