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. https://wendellumc.org/ministries/missions-outreach/
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. www.stricklandfuneral.com.