Raymond Edwin Bridges
August 28, 1940 – August 29, 2019
“Eddy” Bridges, 79, of College Station, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019, in College Station. A visitation will begin at 1 pm, until the time of service at 2 PM, on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the funeral center. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in the Memorial Cemetery of College Station – Aggie Filed of Honor. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.
Raymond Edwin “Eddy” Bridges was born on August 28, 1940 in Galveston, Texas. Eddy’s parents were Nedra McReynolds and Raymond Bridges who preceded him in death. He grew up in Angleton, Texas before coming to College Station to attend Texas A&M University where he earned a degree from the College of Architecture. After graduating from Texas A&M, Eddy joined the navy and was stationed first in Spain and finally in Antarctica. After being honorably discharged, he joined the firms of Fish Engineering and Construction, Inc., and Linbeck Construction Corporation. Eddy also served in Pasadena, California as a project manager before returning to Houston. Texas.
Eddy’s first wife was Kathryne Ivey and with her he had two daughters, Angela Kleppe Prewitt and Pamela Johnson. Eddy also has three grandsons, Dennis H. “Trey” Kleppe III, Tyler Kleppe, and Connor Johnson. His first wife, Kathryne, his son-in-law, Dennis H. Kleppe, Jr, and grandson Travis preceded him in death. Eddy married Cheryl Holland Bridges in 2003 and they have lived in College Station since then.
Throughout his life Eddy enjoyed sailing competitions, and the Rolls Royce Owners Club activities. He was an avid enthusiast of sports, particularly Aggie football.
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Angela, Pamela and family, we are truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from all your memories!
Eddy was a genuinely good guy who will be missed by all who knew him. We first became friends in the fall of 1959 when our two Aggie Corps of Cadets outfits were combined. Susan and I send our sincere condolences to Cheri and the other family members. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Eddy and his family.
Cheri…I was so sad to find out about the loss of your Eddie…..we knew as you so graciously hosted our CHS Class Reunion that you were carrying a heavy burden….times like these we really find out what “Amazing Grace” really means and I cried when I heard your voice…you will always be the 4th grade girl I liked the most at A&M Consolidated Elementary School…THANK YOU for allowing Sharon and I the blessing of being in your HOME…Bobby Wright Class of 1964 We celebrate our 50th wedding Anniversary on September 14th…
I am so sad for this loss! Eddy will be greatly missed! Sending love and Hugs to Cheri, Angela & Pamela and of course all the family!
My sincere sympathy to you and all of Eddy’s family.I know that you and he shared a wonderful life together. Our Lord and Savior will take good care of him and comfort you.
Mary and I extend our deepest sympathy to Cheri and to the family. Eddy was a terrific person and a great Aggie buddy. We were in the same degree program and had most of our classes together. We spent a lot of time together during 1962 and 63 and became the best of friends. Eddy will really be missed by all of us who had the good fortune to know this wonderful man and faithful Aggie. God Bless you Ole Army. I have prayed every night for you these past few years and I know that you are now in the arms of our Savior.
May you rest in peace my friend and classmate.
I sadden to learn of Eddy’s passing. He and I spent much time together during our time together at Angleton high school and early college years. Just wanted the family he will always be remember for his enjoyment of life and the joy he brought to his many friends.
May God Bless You Eddy. Look forward to meeting you again one day.