January 11, 2021, 80, Goldsboro –
Walter Thomas “Tombo” Bridgers died at home on Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born in Goldsboro on September 21, 1940, the son of the late John Kennedy Bridgers and Catherine Metz Bridgers.
Tombo attended the Goldsboro City Schools and served his country in the United States Army. After his discharge, he returned to Goldsboro and had a successful career as a contractor and builder for over fifty years.
Tombo is survived by his wife of 57 years Julie Talton Bridgers, and his grandson David Thomas Odom; his sisters Nancy Bridgers Norwood and Barbara Bridgers Garey (George); sister-in-law Lillian Overman Bridgers; brother-in-law Dover Gladstone Moore; niece Sherry Bush Stafford (DeNeal); great-nephew, John Willis Bridgers (Anna); as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his daughters Mary Scott Bridgers and Molly Carr Bridgers; brothers John Kennedy Bridgers, Jr. and Brutus Stallings Bridgers; sister Catherine Bridgers Moore; sister-in-law Linda Talton Newell; brother-in-law Charles Stephens Norwood, Jr.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 15, 2021 at Willowdale Cemetery, 306 East Elm Street, Goldsboro, NC. Attendees are asked to wear a face mask and observe social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Wayne County Animal Shelter,1600 Clingman Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 984, Goldsboro, NC 27533 or a charity of the donor’s choice.