Don Henry Bridges III


March 2, 1955 — July 3, 2020

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Don Henry Bridges III (fondly known as Little Don, Butch, Farmer Don, Mother Earth, and PeePaw) passed away on July 3, 2020 at the age of 65.

He was born on March 2, 1955 to Don Henry Bridges, Jr. and Anna Mae Garrett Bridges. He was welcomed home by his sister Janis.

He lost his mother in 1959, due to a car accident, and was raised by his father and grandmother in Marble Falls and San Marcos, where his father owned and ran cafes, including the Blue Bonnet Café.

He graduated from Marble Falls High School in 1973.

He married Doris Cox in 1978 and they had his only child, Jason. Don worked for Texas Granite Corp, City of Horseshoe Bay, and TC Carmona

In his later years, he worked for WalMart, and most recently before retirement due to serious health issues, Sweet Berry Farm, where he was known as “Farmer Don”. He loved that job and enjoyed watching and visiting with everyone.

He spent his last years enjoying his family, friends — living in the country, tinkering on tractors, playing washers and watching western movies.

Don was as down-to-earth as they come-a real live-fromthe-70s hippie. He was often seen sporting his do-rag and drinking a beer.

He is survived by his son, Jason Ray Bridges and wife Lynn; four grandsons, Jayden and Ethan Bridges, Cameron and Gabriel Ortiz; sister and brother-in-law, Richie and Janis Giesecke; niece, Amy Giesecke; nephew, Mark Giesecke; great nephews, Cade and Dillon DeSpain, and great niece, Katie Giesecke — all from Marble Falls.

He is also survived by many other extended family members and lifelong friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, uncle Buck Bridges, and his longtime canine compadre, “Poo.”

A memorial service will be held at a future date when safe to do so.

Don probably wouldn’t have wanted anything formal. So, for those that would like to remember him, plan on an outdoor gathering — where all can “don” some cutoffs, raise a bottle, give a toast, pitch a washer, and love each other — because that’s what he would have wanted.

Donations are welcome to help fund Don’s Final Resting, PO Box 520, Johnson City, TX 78636.

Rest Easy Pops, Love, Jason

Online condolences may be made at clementswilcoxfuneralhome. com.