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Lawyer E. Bridges
January 21, 1929 ~ October 15, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Lawyer Bridges was born in Anniemanie, Alabama on January 21, 1929, to the late Oliver Goldsmith Bridges and Tempie Sykes Bridges. Lawyer was the ninth child of eleven children. Lawyer made his confession of faith at an early age and joined Canaan Presbyterian Church in Anniemanie, Alabama where he served humbly - helping with the younger youth, serving meals, or wherever he needed.
Lawyer graduated from Anniemanie High School, and later majored in social agriculture at Alabama A&M where he played football. Lawyer served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1952 as a Private First Class. During the war, he was primarily a truck driver, hauling ammunition and gasoline. He was presented the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal with two bronze star attachments, indicating participation in two major campaigns. When his military service ended, Lawyer moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and worked construction jobs.
On October 25, 1963, Lawyer married Maxine Olverson. He joined Carmel Presbyterian Church where he continued to serve faithfully as an advocate for Jesus Christ. While spending time with family and his church were foremost, Lawyer was an avid antique collector, and had a love for country and blues music, and baseball.
Lawyer was preceded in death by his sister, Hattie Bridges Thomas and brothers Thomas Bridges, Richard Bridges, Floyd Bridges, Harvey Bridges, Isaac Bridges, and Joe Bridges.
He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife for over 60 years, Maxine Bridges, two children, Francine Olverson and Robin Bridges; three grandchildren, Gregory Olverson, Nicole Olverson, and Eugene Olverson; his sisters, Mary E. Russell and Evelyn Arrington; brother, Oliver W. Bridges (Martha) and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.