Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges

Bill Bridges, 61, of Tamms, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1958, in Granite City, the son of Donald Eugene and Vera June Burns Bridges.  

He married Edie Haller on Jan. 18, 2002.

He was an equipment operator for Olin Brass and a member of Community Church in Tamms.  He loved riding his motorcycle and had a passion for the outdoors. 

He was a campground host at Horseshoe Lake SFWA. He was named volunteer of the year in 2018 by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  

He is survived by his wife, Edie of Tamms; his mother, Vera Bridges of Olive Branch; a daughter, Brandy (Nathan) Anderson of Powell, Ohio; a son, Bradley (Mary Yohn) Bridges of Lemoore, Calif.; grandsons Ian May, Brandon Bridges and Benjamin Bridges; a granddaughter, Layla Anderson, due to arrive in October; his mother-in-law, Bonnie Dobrinich of St. Jacob; a sister-in-law, Susan (John) Kautzer of Collinsville; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bridges; a sister, Deborah MaGrath; and his father-in-law, Jerald Schneider.

The family will host a memorial service at the Community Church in Tamms on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m., with Tony Kirby officiating.  Per Bill’s wishes, the family would love for everyone to wear bright, colorful clothes. He especially loved anything tye-dyed.

Memorials can be made to the Community Church in Tamms or to the family for a memorial bench in his honor to be placed at Horseshoe Lake.

Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of cremation arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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