Walter Bridges

Jerseyville |

Walter “Shorty” L. Bridges, age 79, passed away at 8:06 a.m. on Wednesday November 10, 2010 at his son’s residence with his family by his side.

He was born in Jersey County, Il. on December 5, 1930 the son of the late Russell and Ida (Tucker) Bridges.

He married the former Mildred Crafton in 1956. She preceded him in death in May of 1996.

Shorty was employed as a Mechanic at the B.F. Goodrich store in Alton.

He is survived by two sons; Russell L. Bridges and his Fiancée Lisa Mansfield of East Alton, and Timothy Leroy Bridges and his Fiancée Lynn Bushnell of Jerseyville,  and one step-daughter; Pamela Smith of DuQoin, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters; Helen Mueggenbarg of Alton, and Ruby Phipps of Cottage Hills. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, one son; Michael Crafton, two brothers; Melvin and Lloyd Bridges, two sisters; Mary Taylor and Mable Bridges.

Memorial service will be at 11 am on, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the 1st Southern Baptist Church of Forest Homes, burial will follow at Short Cemetery in Forest Homes. 

Memorials may be made to the Walter L. Bridges Family.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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