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Carl Rodgers Bridges

September 27, 1926 — February 2, 2024

Powdersville, South Carolina

Carl Rodgers Bridges, 97, of Powdersville, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024, at his home. 

Born and raised in Powdersville, South Carolina, a son of the late J.O. and Kate Bridges, Carl was married to Melba McMath Bridges until her death in 1994. He later was married to Hazel Austin Bridges until her death in 2020. He attended Welcome High School, where he graduated as part of the Class of 1943. After graduating, Carl enlisted in the US Navy to serve his country. Upon his completion of service, he embarked on a successful career as the owner of three Gulf Gas Stations. He was a lifelong member of Siloam Baptist Church and played an active role in the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class. His faith was an integral part of his life, and he generously gave his time and resources to help others in any way he could, particularly within his church community.

In addition to his devotion to the church, Carl had a deep love for his family and friends. He cherished the time spent together, whether it was hosting get-togethers or organizing a fish fry. Carl also had a passion for fellowship with friends through fishing, hunting, golfing, playing dominos, or simply having coffee at the local Service Station. Throughout his life, Carl Rodgers Bridges embodied compassion and generosity. He leaves behind a legacy of selflessness that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know him.

Carl is survived by his daughter-in-love, Lora Harrison Bridges; three grandchildren, Kati Linn (John), Leah Belcher (Clint), and Jordan Bridges (Brooke); and eight great-grandchildren, Halli, Ella, Owen, Lydia, Harper, Jacob, Colton, and Joseph. 

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by two sons, Thomas “Tommy” Bridges, and Phillip Mark Bridges; five siblings, Virginia Elrod, Lewis Bridges, Cecyle Duncan, W. Hugh Bridges, and Frances Garrett Branyon; and two angel great-grandbabies, Eden and Gabriel. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM at Siloam Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM in the Church Sanctuary. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Siloam Baptist Church, 229 Siloam Road, Easley, South Carolina 29642. 

The family is at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Lora Bridges. 

Visit www.RobinsonFuneralHomes.com or Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory – Powdersville Road, Easley.

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Visitation

Monday, February 5, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Siloam Baptist Church

229 Siloam Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Siloam Baptist Church

229 Siloam Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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Burial

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery

229 Siloam Rd, Easley, SC 29642

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