Bridges, John

John McKim Bridges III

August 17, 1961 - September 1, 2018

John McKim Bridges III of Allen, Texas passed away on September 1, 2018 at the age of 57.  He was born on August 17, 1961 to John McKim Bridges, Jr. and Edna Purcell Bridges.  John graduated from Allen High School in 1979.  He then attended Richland Community College and the University of North Texas.  John married Jacqulene Ostrander on May 22, 1982 in Lucas Texas.  He was the proud owner of J. Bridges LLC.

John is survived by his wife, Jackie Bridges of Allen, Texas; son, Aaron Bridges of Allen, Texas; daughters, Jillian Bridges of McKinney, Texas and Erika Bradford and husband, Nathan of McKinney, Texas; granddaughter, Isla Bradford of McKinney, Texas; sister, Abby Duke of New Market, Tennessee, nephew, Dustin Reneau and wife, Lori of McKinney, Texas; great-nephew, Gavin Reneau of McKinney, Texas; nephew, Blake Collard of McKinney, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Laura Walker; and his birth mother, Patricia Stephens.

As per John’s wishes, there will be no memorial services.  He has private wishes for his immediate family.

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John was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Texas in 2005. He was one of those rare people that had never met a stranger. We hit it off right from the start, and he soon started calling me "MyBruthaFromAnuthaMutha" every time he greeted me. I always enjoyed working with John, but even more enjoyed spending time with him outside of work. He treated me just like family, and I will always consider him as a brother. Rest in Peace, my brutha.
James Biter, September 10, 2018 I had the pleasure of working with John at Borden. John was a person you could count on and was a down to earth person , who took the time to explain. He had a wit about him that made you feel you knew him all your life. I didn't get to see John a lot, but when we did we never missed a step. He was a good man, and will be missed. He also raised a good son Aaron, that I also worked with for a time. I know this is a great loss to his family, he will be missed also by the friends he created along life's path. I am glad I got the chance to shoot a game of pool and tell a few jokes with him. Prayers to the family.
Tim Alvis, September 6, 2018 I am praying for you and your family to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies. Sally Langendorf, September 4, 2018 I'm so sorry for everyone's loss. He was such a wonderful man and played a big part in my life when I was younger. There are no other words. Amber Pavelka, September 4, 2018 To the family, We send our sincere condolences and look forward to the time when death will no longer exist. “Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?" 1 Corinthians 15:55 A. Caldwell, September 4, 2018 To your family- May God bring you peace during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Know that John impacted so many people's lives...mine being one of those. I give thanks for the knowledge and friendship he placed on me. He impacted my career and helped mold me into the person I am today. He will be missed by many, but will never be forgotten!!
Adam Emery, September 4, 2018 It has been a pleasure knowing John, working with him, and being his friend for the past twenty years. We have enjoyed many good times together; fishing, working, and elbow bending. He was a great friend, a good man, and he loved his family. I will miss you much John. RIP. Norman C. Smith, September 3, 2018 We will carry his love and friendship in our memories and our hearts. Hazel Maxwell, September 2, 2018 So sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Lewie and I remember how John for years brought his mom to see her sister Doris (Lewie’s mom) to Dickinson, Texas. Doris didn’t travel much. She cherished her sister Edna. John would drop off Edna, in a week or two pick her up. This is after Jack passed away. What a wonderful son. He made these two sisters so happy. They loved spending time together. John made it happen. No matter how busy he was. Sending prayers and blessings.
Lewie and Lisa willusms, September 2, 2018 You will be missed by friends and family. Rip John. You and George were like brothers. We will miss you.
Rose Perkins, September 2, 2018 John meant more to me than I could actually put into words. Most of my young childhood was filled with wonderful memories with John and his amazing family. We would go on family vacation together, I would ride my bike over to the house to hang out with Aaron. John was just like a father to me and I will always cherish every one of my memories with him. The whole Bridges family treated me as family and I think of you all as family too. His happy, cheerful attitude always could put me in a better mood. About eight months ago, I left work after a horrible day and by chance ran into John. Once again he put me in a better mood with his jokes and giving me fatherly advice about not worrying about the small. He told me about how great everyone was doing and how excited he was to be a new grandfather. Unfortunately, that was the last time I saw John. I’m going to miss him so much. I am here for each and every one of you if you need anything at all.
Daniel Potter, September 2, 2018 You will be missed! Jack and judith ostrander, September 2, 2018