GLEN ROSE - W.A. “Buck” Bridewell Jr., 93, passed away Jan. 25, 2019.

Services were held Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church Glen Rose.

Buck was born Oct. 15, 1925 in Dallas to Walter and Gladys Bridewell. He served 24 missions as a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator Bomber during WWII in Italy. In 1955 he settled in Somervell County where he was a longtime rancher and also a former president of the Somervell County Youth Fair Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and also a member of the church choir for many years.

He is survived by his children: Gloria Rutherford and husband Don, Wayne Bridewell and wife Debbie; grandchildren: Kevin Rutherford and wife Becky, Holly Bailey and husband Brad; great grandchildren Aryn Bailey, Clay Bailey, Victoria Rutherford.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Helen Jackson Bridewell; brother: Robert Earl Bridewell; sister: Mary Jane Jefferson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, Johnson County Meals on Wheels or First Baptist Church Glen Rose Building Fund.