Clois R. Bridges

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Clois R. Bridges

March 19, 1932 - March 08, 2019

Clois R. Bridges C.R. Bridges passed away Friday, March 8, 2019 at his home in Weatherford, TX
C.R. Bridges, Clois Renny was born March 19, 1932 in Elgin, OK to Buster and Katie (McCafferty) Bridges. C.R. attended schools in Fletcher before joining the army in 1949 and serving through 1952 during the Korean War.
C.R. began riding horses at a very early age and started calf roping at the age of 12. He competed in various rodeo events throughout his life. He was a member of the IRA (International Rodeo Assoc.), PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc.), SWTPA (Southwest Team Penning Assoc.) and Rodeo Cowboy Alumni. He was selected 2018 Cowboy Legacy Honoree. C.R. continued to team rope into his early 80's.
C.R. made his livelihood by training, selling and buying registered and grade horses for roping, cattle work and pleasure. He shipped many horses from the west to the east coast for potential buyers. He demonstrated his instinctive riding ability while training, roping or exhibiting saddle horses at sales. He always enjoyed riding a "good broke horse".
He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a good friend to many. He will be missed greatly.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:00pm funeral service will be following at 1:00pm at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel 913 N. Elm Street, Weatherford, Texas. Burial will follow at Holly Hills Cemetery in Granbury, Texas.
C.R. desired cowboy hats be worn to his gathering and service.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, 3 sons and 1 daughter: John Bridges of Mingus, TX and daughter-in-law Rachel Bridges of Weatherford, TX, Beau Bridges and wife Sarita of Weatherford, TX, Buster Bridges and wife Hillary of Watauga, TX and Eileen Emrich and husband Robert of Palm Coast, FL.,10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Buster and Katie Bridges; his first wife, Peggy, 7 brothers; Billy, Herschel, Hilden, Charles, Edwin, Donald Ray and Clifton Bridges; 4 sisters: Lucille Cable, Hazel Love, Ruby Mcbee and Lois Schumann.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rodeo Cowboy Alumni, P.O. Box 1809, Freer, TX 78357.
Published on March 11, 2019
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9 posts

Debbie Brackney "Smitherman"
Mar 16, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your dad I did talk to him I while ago.thinking of you boys and family.this us Debb from 403 grill
Nikki Blum
Mar 12, 2019
It was an honor to know CR. Prayers to the family!
Robin Cutler Calkins
Mar 11, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and dad .R.I.P. Mr. Bridges .
Matt Bridges
Mar 11, 2019
Donna Sheppard
Mar 11, 2019
Condolences to Mr. Bridges family and friends. Heaven now has a true cowboy. God bless to all.
ruby lessig
Mar 11, 2019
My heart goes out to the family of a wonderful, kind person, I first new Mr Bridges some 39 years ago, when I was working at Mr J's. He was always kind, and had a smile on his face. Every time in the past years, that I ran into him, at wanda's , or any posse member gathering. it was always the same smile, cowboy hats, and a texas hug!!!!! There is a special place in heaven for CR!!! He was a blessing to everyone that new him..... God Bless You!!!
Mar 11, 2019
Was a good man who touched the lives of many folks, will be missed
Robert and Gwen Bridges
Mar 11, 2019
Dear family, our heart goes out to you when we remember our cowboy uncle. May the Lord hold you close during this time of sadness but we will meet again!
Tina Livingston Andrews Boan
Mar 11, 2019
America has lost one of it’s last original Cowboys , and I have lost a dear friend. The world is a little less blessed today
Rest In Peace Cowboy . You did good