~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. John E. Bridges
May 2, 1927 ~ April 10, 2017
News has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain John Ernest Bridges Jr., age 89. Captain Bridges joined Delta Air Lines 01-02-1956 and retired with Delta in 1987, based Atlanta. He is survived by his wife Patricia ‘Pat’, their children and grandchildren.
To view the obituary online and sign the guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at https://www.wagesandsons.com/obit/john-ernest-bridges-jr/ Military services will be held Thursday, April 13th at 12:30 PM, at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, April 15th at 11:00 AM, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church located in Stone Mountain, Georgia with reception to follow.
Here is the website for the church: http://www.eastminster.us/
For those wishing to, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
5669 Redcoat Run, Stone Mountain GA 30087-1642.
~ Carol for the PCN
John Ernest Bridges, age 89 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on April 10, 2017. John was born on May 2, 1927 in Rock Hill, SC where he grew up and attended Rock Hill High School. He served in the US Navy from 1944-1946 and the US Air Force from 1950-1954. He joined Delta Air Lines in 1956 where he was a pilot for almost 32 years. He retired as captain in 1987. An avid fisherman, John spent much of his spare time deep sea fishing in Key Largo, FL.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia Bridges, sons Bill and Bob Bridges, daughters-in-law Sarah and Laurie Bridges, daughter and son-in-law Julie Bridges Perkins and Phil Perkins, seven grandchildren, Katie and Rachel Perkins, Marshall, Emily, Ansley, Jennifer, and Julia Bridges, nieces Anne Fields and Jane Fields Chastain, and nephew John Fields.
A military service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA, with a reception to follow at the Bridges’ home in Stone Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project in memory of John E. Bridges.
From: Julian Black Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:19 AM Subject: John Bridges
Delta Retired Captain John E. Bridges for Delta Air Lines (Delta Golden Wings member)passed on 4-10-2017.
Address: 5669 Redcoat Run
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Subject: John Bridges
John Bridges died April 10, 2017. There is an obituary in the Atlanta paper this morning.
Military service Thursday April 13 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. A memorial service Saturday April 15, 2017 11:00 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA reception to follow at the Bridges home in Stone Mountain.