Mr. Dewitte T. "Buddy" Bridges, Jr., 89, of Port St. Joe, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, in Chipley, FL. A lifelong resident of Gulf County, he served in the Navy during WWII on the Bunker Hill, where he participated in the battle of Okinawa, among other engagements. He returned to Gulf County, working for 45 years at St. Joe Paper Company and as a stevedore. He was a member of about 40 years at Highland View Church of God.

Survivors include his son, Wayne Bridges and wife Candice of Chipley, FL; his daughter Sandy Rents and husband Jerry of Kirkland, WA; and his grandchildren Benjamin and Abigail. He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel; his sister Maryann Green, and his parents Dewitte, Sr. and Virginia Bridges.

The service was held at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 8, 2014 at Hope Family Worship Center with the Rev. Glen Davis presiding. Interment followed in Holly Hill Cemetery.

Services were under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.