He had lived in Essex the past six years and had formerly lived in Germany, Arizona, and Virginia. He retired from the U.S. Army.
Mr. Bridgeman was married to Barbara Bridgeman, who preceded him in death in April 2004.
He was a veteran of the Navy and the Army, serving during WWII, and he enjoyed cars.
He is survived by a nephew, Terry Baker; a niece, Sharon Hart; and a sister-in-law, Almeda Bridgeman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Bridgeman, and mother, Anna Bridgeman; two brothers, George Bridgeman and Wes Bridgeman; and one sister, Christina Baker.
There are no services scheduled.
Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff is in charge of arrangements.