W.A.  Bridewell


W.A. "Buck" Bridewell Jr., 93, of Glen Rose, passed away January 25, 2019 in Glen Rose. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28 at First Baptist Church in Glen Rose. Visitation: Sunday, January 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose. Interment: White Church Cemetery in Glen Rose.
Buck was born October 15, 1925 in Dallas Texas to Walter and Gladys Bridewell. He served 24 missions as a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator Bomber during WWII in Italy. In 1955 he settled in Somervell County where he was a longtime rancher and also a former president of the Somervell County Youth Fair Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and also a member of the church choir for many years.
He is survived by his children: Gloria Rutherford and husband Don, Wayne Bridewell and wife Debbie; grandchildren: Kevin Rutherford and wife Becky, Holly Bailey and husband Brad; great grandchildren Aryn Bailey, Clay Bailey, Victoria Rutherford.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Helen Jackson Bridewell; brother: Robert Earl Bridewell; sister: Mary Jane Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, Johnson County Meals on Wheels or First Baptist Church Glen Rose Building Fund.
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Published on January 29, 2019
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