Shelton Vaden Bridgers

Shelton Vaden Bridgers

August 13, 1932 – September 25, 2021

WENDELL – Shelton Vaden Bridgers, 89, passed away on Saturday, September 25th, 2021. He was born in Wake County to the late Alvin Oris & Beulah Lawrence Bridgers. He served his country honorably in the U.S Army. He graduated from Wendell High School and went on to graduate and receive his B.S. from Wake Forest College. He was a notably prominent member of the Wendell community. He was a former Town Commissioner, former board member with First Citizens Bank, and former member of the local board of education. He was an active member and past President of the Wendell Lions Club, member of American Legion, and was the former owner of Bridgers Coal And Farm Supply Inc located close to the heart of downtown Wendell. He also coached and taught at Bethel Hill High School. He was a lifetime member of Wendell United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his brother, David Bridgers, sister, Hortense Raynor, and daughter, Brenda Sue Bridgers.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Rebecca Bridgers, sons, Warren Bridgers (Cathy), Glenn Bridgers (Karen), grandchildren, Paige Linderman (Stephen), Stephen Bridgers, Adam Bridgers, Ben Bridgers (Sarah), Lori Bridgers, Morgan Dean (Ryan), Timmy Bridgers, and great-granddaughter, Juliette Bridgers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are asked to be made to Wendell United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Tuesday, Wendell United Methodist Church, 129 N Main St, Wendell, NC 27591. Visitation 12:30-2 PM prior to the service. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial will follow service at Greenmount Cemetery. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Ricky Narron Posted September 26, 2021 3:12 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • John and Dee Cargill Posted September 27, 2021 11:53 am

    Many prayers extended to your family, and especially to our beloved Rebecca.

  • Beth Redmond Posted September 27, 2021 12:05 pm

    So sorry to hear that Shelton passed away. I am sending condolences to the family as well as prayers, especially for my special and dear friend Rebecca..

  • DANNY HILL AND MARJORIE Posted September 27, 2021 4:26 pm


  • Jennifer Sehon Posted September 27, 2021 7:26 pm

    Ben my prayers are for you. I know how very much you love your grandparents

  • Brian Mize Posted September 28, 2021 11:48 am

    The Mize family sends their condolences to the Bridgers family ,Shelton is certainly in a better place.

  • Brandon White Posted September 29, 2021 9:08 am

    Sending condolences to the entire Bridger family. I’m sorry to hear of Shelton’s passing.

  • Shelby Vaughan Posted September 29, 2021 9:54 am

    So sorry for your Loss. Always loved me some Shelton!!

  • Toni Hill Posted September 29, 2021 10:11 am

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Shelton’s passing. My condolences to the family.

  • Paige Linderman Posted November 13, 2022 4:42 am

    Miss you pop

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