William Milton Bridges

William Milton "Bill" Bridges, age 82, died Oct. 23, 2020 at The Ranch House in Garden City, KS. He was born March 14, 1938 in Deport, Texas, the son of Ottis and Eunice (Westbrook) Bridges.


Bill grew up and lived in various places with his family throughout his childhood before graduating from high school in Guymon, OK. On Aug. 21, 1959 he married Patricia Jane Koster in Garden City, KS. They moved to Garden City in 1974 where they have lived since. Bill worked as a plumber for Eads Inc. for 40 years, retiring in the early 1990’s. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Garden City and the Eagle’s Lodge. Bill enjoyed fishing, yard work, watching western movies, and as a sports fan he was a huge fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.


Survivors include his wife, Patricia of the home; three children, Janelle Dugan, Mark Bridges, and Cherilyn and husband Carlos Alvarez all of Garden City, KS; a brother, Charles Bridges of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren Alisha Dugan, Marissa Dugan, William Bridges, and Angela Bridges; and a great-grandchild, Dreyden Dugan. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; a brother Billy Bridges; and a sister Mary Ruth Upchurch.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City. Services may also be view on Facebook Live on the Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City, KS. The family suggests memorials given to Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.