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Billy B. Bridges

July 28, 1926 April 27, 2019
Billy B. Bridges
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Obituary for Billy B. Bridges

Billy B. Bridges, age 92, of Mattoon passed away at 2:53 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Morton officiating. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Bill was born on July 28, 1926 in Greenup, Illinois the son of Earl and Ruth (Chever) Bridges. He married Erika Buchler in Aschaffenburg, Germany soon after World War II and they enjoyed 61 years of marriage. Bill and Erika moved to central Illinois and remained there until her passing on June 2, 2008.
Survivors include his daughter, Helen (Mike) Andersen; son, Carl Bridges (Jackie Sharp); grandchildren, John Shriver, Matt Shriver, Mark Shriver, Tracey Bridges, Amanda Bridges and Scot Bridges; great-grandchildren, Mason Shriver and Ellory Shriver, Alyssa and Ava Shriver, Belle and Coen Shriver, Evan Bridges and Olivia Bly; and sister, Ella Cox. In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Bob Bridges; and son-in-law, Holly Shriver.
Bill was a World War II Veteran and served honorably in Italy, Germany and Africa. He retired from Coles-Moultrie Electric after 43 years as a Lineman and Field Engineer. Bill was a member of the Moose, American Legion, 40&8, V.F.W and the Mattoon Bowling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and gardening. Bill and Erika had weekly Saturday night dance dates. Erika taught Bill how to dance and both did it very well. In later years, Bill enjoyed socializing with his friends at Brookstone Estates.
Memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Mattoon Junior Baseball League.


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Visitation

Thursday

2

May

10:00 AM 5/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

2

May

11:00 AM 5/2/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/2/2019 12:00:00 PM
Schilling Funeral Home

1301 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

Schilling Funeral Home
1301 Charleston Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resthaven Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1701 Dewitt Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938

1701 Dewitt Avenue Mattoon 61938 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Mattoon Junior Baseball League

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