William “Fred” Bridger, Jr.


William “Fred” Bridger, Jr., age 76, of Hewitt, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024.

Funeral Service: 11am Tuesday, May 21 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Freedman officiating. A private family inurnment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation and Viewing: will be one hour prior to the service.

Fred was born October 4,1947 in Waco to Mildred Joyce (Marlatt) and William Fred Bridger, Sr. He graduated from University High School, Class of 1966. Fred worked, managed, and owned multiple loan companies in various places in Texas. He was an entrepreneur in the restaurant and bar industries; he owned and operated Fred & Wally’s, Hog Creek Icehouse, and more. Later, Fred found his passion by becoming the leading National Salesman for PFG – Roma Company in the food supply industry for almost 15 years, up until the time of his illness. He married Kim Denton on August 16, 2003. He attended Bethel Methodist Church in Robinson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. (Bill) Bridger, Sr., and Midred (Marlatt) Stone.

Survivors include wife, Kimberly Bridger; special “four-legged” companion, Suzie Q; sons, Richard Bridger and Dennis Bridger; grandchild, Reese Bridger; sister, Sherry Garrett; in-laws, Fran and Marcie Barletta; brothers-in-law, Jeff (Lisa) Denton, and Keith (Pam) Denton; special nephew, James Garrett; and numerous other relatives, and many friends.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to Bluebonnet Hospice, especially nurse Kelly, and nurse’s aide, Amanda.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Special prayers for the family during this time

  2. Fred was always a joy to be around. May God comfort all of you!

  3. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

    Dear Kim Bridger and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss and it is our hope and prayer that you are all able to receive comfort and peace with all the wonderful memories you all shared.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

  4. Kim, we are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace, comfort, and strength in the days ahead. Take comfort knowing you will see Fred in heaven and hold on to your memories!!! Hugs and our love😢🥰💗

  5. Veronica Russell

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort in this time of sorrow. He is in heaven smiling down on you. Sending love

  6. Butch Highfill

    Fred, you were like a brother to me. I miss you and will never forget you and all the great times we had together.
    Kim, prayers for you and your family.

  7. Kim, Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart.
    Betty and Lane Denton
    DeeAnn Denton and Denton Boatner

  8. So sorry for your loss Kim. I remember coming to your home and the open arms you both gave me. We had fun every time I saw you! My condolences are with you and your family!

  9. Mary Fitzpatrick

    Rest in eternal peace Fred!!
    Strength & Peace to each of you

  10. Barry &Trish Ritter

    I’m so sorry To Kim &Family for your loss.I met Fred & Kim at Hog Creek years ago.Such Good and fun people to be around.Fred Was Smart and witty.He will be missed.May God Bless the Family.Barry Trish Ritter.

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