Rex Bridges
February 17, 1943 - April 19, 2017

Rex Bridges
Feb 17, 1943 - Apr 19, 2017

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Rex J Bridges, 74, of Seymour, Indiana, passed away on April 19th, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
Born February 17th, 1943, in Scottsburg, Indiana, he was the son of Everett and Marie Johnson Bridges. On June 13th, 1970, he married Nita Bozarth of Tuscola, Illinois.
After graduating from Tuscola High School in Tuscola, Illinois, Rex attended Southern Indiana University and IndianaUniversity where he received degrees in education and health sciences. He taught driver's education for Atterbury Job Corps in Edinburgh, Indiana, and later worked for the Jackson County Health Department in Seymour. Rex retired from the Dairy Division of the Indiana State Board of Health in 2005. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Model A Restorers Club of Columbus, and The Ohio River Valley Oliver Collectors. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He loved his family and his farms. Rex was passionate about his family's heritage and took particular pride in receiving the Hoosier Homestead Farm Award in 1992; an award granted for having kept a farm in the same family for more than 100 years. In addition to raising Hereford cattle, Rex loved driving and working on his Oliver tractors and his antique and classic cars.
Rex is survived by his wife, Nita, Seymour; daughter, Elizabeth Marie (John) Burnette, Breckenridge Colorado; son, Paul Riley Bridges, Seymour; grandchildren, Marie Josephine and John Deputy Burnette, Breckenridge, Colorado, Mose Day Burnette, Boulder, Colorado; a sister, Mardena (Paul) Michelson, Davis, California; nephew, Max Everett Michelson, San Diego, California. In addition, he leaves brothers-in-law, Alan Stahl, Peoria, Illinois, John (Susan) Bozarth, Panama City,Florida, David (Cheryl) Bozarth, Tuscola, Illinois, and his nieces and nephews and their descendants.
A funeral service will be conducted by Voss and Sons Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22nd, at The First United Methodist Church (201 East Third Street Street) in Seymour. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery nearCommiskey, Indiana.
Family and friends may gather from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 21st, at The FirstUnited Methodist Church and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Ray Coffey on Apr 22, 2017

Nita, We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.
Karen, Ray and Mike Coffey

Diane Dodge on Apr 22, 2017

So sorry to hear of Rex's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Robert and Diane Dodge

Duane Green on Apr 21, 2017

Nita-you and your children are in our prayers. Rex was always more than a neighbor. He was a kind, caring friend for both myself and Doug. Thinking of you. "Pete" Green

Bill Kleiss on Apr 20, 2017

you all are in my prayers. I really regret not keeping up with Rex since high school. I enjoyed visiting with his mom on the farm. time sure flies. Rex, David, Doug and I had some good times together in high school. You are in my thought Bill Kleiss




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