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G. Felker Bridgens

December 10, 1927 - November 12, 2020

G. Felker Bridgens, 92, of Belleville, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at his home.


Born Dec. 10, 1927, he was the son of the late George T. and Grace V. (Felker) Bridgens. On January 9, 1954, he married Constance Jane “Connie” (Foltz) Bridgens, who preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2016.

He is also survived by: his children, son, Richard Foltz Bridgens and wife Andrea of Audubon, Pa. and their three daughters, Rachel Bridgens and husband Anthony Reindl and their daughter Evangeline Austin Reindl; Jenny Rose (Bridgens) Miller and husband Andrew and their son, Evan Chapman Miller; and Nicole Bridgens; son, Edward Foltz Bridgens and wife Carol of Reedsville, Pa., and their two children, Katie and fiance Mike Winslow; and John Felker Bridgens and wife Elaine and their son Gabriel Thomas Bridgens; and daughter, Martha Jane (Bridgens) Cullen of Eagleville, Pa., and her daughter, Bridget Constance Cullen.

Felker graduated in 1947 from Lewistown High School. He then served in the United States Navy for three years. He met the love of his life, Connie in 1952, and they were married in 1954. Shortly after, he began working at the Belleville Flour Mill and retired in 1990.

He was a member of the West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, a member of McVeytown Lodge No. 376, F&AM, Jaffa Shrine Temple of Altoona, VFW Post No. 5935, Belleville, Green Lee Camp, Lewistown Country Club, and the Rolling Rock Club. He enjoyed playing golf and played up until 2013 when he was 85 years old. He was a true Penn State fan and attended most games until 2013. University Dance Club was an activity he enjoyed as dancing was something he loved to do. Some of his favorite times were spent in Florida and traveling around the U.S.

He will be deeply missed by his family. His sense of humor was known by anyone who knew him and he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend.

His services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Machpelah Cemetery, Belleville. There will be a memorial service planned for a later date. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004 or to UPMC Family Hospice, 129 South Main St., Suite T, Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.

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Sandee McClain
Sandee McClain
Nov 22, 2020

Sending our love and sympathy to all the Bridgens family. Rick, Ed and Marty, your parents were always such fun and we have such fond memories of time spent with them. From visit’s to Belleville during my childhood to tailgating at PSU in my adult years, your family holds a special place in my heart. My parents cherished their friendship. No doubt Felker was welcomed into heaven with the open arms of Connie, Dot and John. They are probably playing bridge, dancing, golfing and cheering on PSU together like the old times. Our thoughts are with all of you, keep your memories close and your parents will never be far away from your hearts. Please let us know if you…

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davecleck
Nov 18, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Rick, Ed and Marty. Your Dad and Mom put up with a lot from the neighborhood kids, especially me, when we were growing up. They provided the football field, the golf course and a basement that we left in shambles most of the time. Felker was the football coach with the impossible task of getting me to be aggressive on the football field. They both, along with a number of other parents in Shawnee Hills, helped mold a generation. We can take comfort knowing they are at peace at Home and we give thanks for their lives.

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