Robert Dero Ferdinand Bridgeman of Rockford, Illinois, formerly of Center, Missouri was born March 10, 1943 in Union, Missouri to Noah Silas Bridgeman and Mary Ann Adair Murry and passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 77 years.
He married Patsy Sue Wisdom on January 14, 1961 in Hannibal, Missouri.
He was a lifetime area resident only moving to Illinois two years ago. He was a Christian by faith.
He enjoyed watching western movies and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Sue on February 1, 2005; four brothers, Walter, Charles, Lawrance and Rainey Bridgeman; one sister, Bessie Whittaker; and two infant great grandchildren.
He is survived by three daughters, Teresa (Brian) Evans of Monroe City, Missouri, Lisa (Matt) Willing and Tammy (Mike) Willing both of New London, Missouri; one brother, Willard Bridgeman of Hannibal, Missouri; one sister, Betty Richardson of Centralia, Missouri; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; his fiance, Mary Ann Adair; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the Bienhoff Funeral Home in Center, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday September 23, 2020 at the Bienhoff Funeral Home in Center, Missouri with Pastor Clifford Bridgeman officiating.
Burial was in the Center Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Bienhoff Funeral Home in Center, Missouri.