A memorial service to honor the life of Lent Bridges, 94, of Camden, SC, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Patterson and Rev. Frank Griffith will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center at the church. Memorials may be made in Lent’s memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Husband, Father, and Outdoor Enthusiast Luther Leonard “Lent” Bridges passed away peacefully on October 4, 2015 in Camden, SC. Lent loved Duck hunting in the Duck Marsh, fishing at Lake Wateree and solving the world’s problems over a good southern cooked dinner with his family. He will be remembered for his perfectly timed witty comments and his knowing smile. Lent was able to find something easy to lose and hard to achieve, contentment in life.
A World War II veteran, Lent was born on April 8, 1921 in Parrott, GA and reared in Americus, GA by his parents, Clyde and Mary Lowry Bridges. His informative years were spent with four brothers and three sisters in rural farm towns where he learned the value of hard work. He joined the US Army Air Corps 8th Air Force and proudly fought for our Country in World War II. Lent served in England flying on thirty-five missions as a B-17 tail gunner.
Following the war, Lent was the first of his family to attend college. Lent graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and married Carol Cooner of Americus, GA. Together they relocated to Camden, SC, where Lent worked for DuPont for 31 years and parented their two sons, Lent, Jr. and Marion Bridges.
Lent’s memory is carried on by his wife of 67 years, Carol Cooner; his brother Louis; son, Marion and his wife Evelyn; son, Lent, Jr. and his wife Lynne; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; next door neighbor, Mark Wobecky and many others who have also known and loved him. He is now reunited with his parents, Clyde Bridges and Mary Lowry Pierce; three sisters and three brothers in eternal life.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Mark Wobecky, Steve Wobecky, Hospice of Kershaw County and Comfort Keepers.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Bridges family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.