Graveside services for Dick and his beloved poodle Princess will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 24, 2022 at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton, with military rites conducted by the George G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 and the Patriot Guard Riders. Following the graveside, a celebration of Dick's life and luncheon will be held at the George G. Luckey American Legion Post in Vinton from 4:00 until 7:00 PM
Dick was born March 23, 1930 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, the son of Jay Charles and Jean (Colston) Bridge. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Vinton with the class of 1948. He proudly served his country in United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. On July 15, 1978, he was united in marriage Geneva (Roark) Rule in Cedar Rapids. Geneva preceded Dick in death on September 14, 1997.
Dick was a proud Vinton resident his entire life. He had worked at Henkles Skelly, Vinton Farmers Supply. He also worked as the custodian at the West School in Vinton until his retirement. He was a member and past commander of the George G. Luckey American Legion Post #57 for almost 70 years. Dick enjoyed stock car racing, and association with the Hogan race family. He also enjoyed visiting with Harley-Davidson riders, having owned a number of Harley's in his younger years.
He is survived by 3 step-daughters, Marcia Pritt of Phoenix, AZ, Lynette (Orville) Bakenhus of Vinton, Shelley (Kenny) Usher of Vinton; 8 grandchildren, Michelle, Danielle, Brendan, Shawn, Shelby, McKenzy, Justin, Blakely; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife Geneva, Dick was preceded in death by his daughter Suzy; 2 step-sons, Douglas and David; 2 great-grandsons, Chad, and Nathaniel.
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