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Kenneth Earl Bridges, age 82

Kenneth Earl Bridges passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the age of 82. Kenneth was born July 6, 1939 in Vilonia, Arkansas.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents Earl Lewis and Dovie Bridges; sisters Janet Lucille, Neva June Cheatham, and Betty Wilkerson; and brothers Vernon Bridges, Ervin Bridges, and Dale Bridges.

He is survived by his wife Janice Ralph Bridges; children Kenneth Alan Bridges (Eva), Doug Kelley (Karen), David Kelley, Tammy Gatzke (David), Mike Carter (Debra), Brenda Mueller (Paul), Janice Olson, and Joanna Carter; sixteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and brother AC Bridges (Carolyn).

Kenneth loved fishing, working in his garden and yard, and spending time with his family and friends.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.


  • Doug and Karen Kelley Posted February 1, 2022 5:50 PM

    So sorry for your loss Mom, Kenneth was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed.

  • Kenneth Alan Bridges Posted February 1, 2022 6:58 PM

    RIP Dad……I love you.

  • Michelle Ready Posted February 1, 2022 7:06 PM

    Doug and Karen,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers.

  • David Kelley Posted February 1, 2022 7:08 PM

    One awesome man!! I’m going to miss him dearly 😭!! I will never be able to fill his shoes but dad i will do the best I can!! Love you bunches ❤️❤️

  • Renee (Shoptaw) Donaldson Posted February 1, 2022 9:11 PM

    I am so sorry to hear about Ken. Sending prayers and hugs

  • Tammy Griffin Posted February 2, 2022 1:48 AM

    Our Smiling Milkman is fishing in heaven !
    Love Sissybridges

  • eric McNespey Posted February 2, 2022 12:34 PM

    loved Kenneth always made me smile when I saw him!

  • Keith Johnson Posted February 2, 2022 1:00 PM

    I have many memories of time spent with Mr Kenneth and his family growing up in Little Rock. I know he will be truly missed.

  • David and Monique McPheeters Posted February 4, 2022 3:36 PM

    So sorry for your loss! Uncle Kenneth will be greatly missed. Love all of you!

  • David Kelley Posted February 7, 2022 3:24 PM

    Taking care of mom like you asked me to do, but I sure do miss you dad. got your picture right beside me, will always have it and you with me. Love you so much and miss you terribly. love you your son David ( Gregg)

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