Thomas Larry Bridges

March 2, 1942March 18, 2020

T. Larry Bridges, age 78, of Acworth, GA, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born in 1942, in Marietta, GA, to the late Albert A. and Mary Alice Bridges, and was preceded in death by two sisters.

Mr. Bridges had an amazing work ethic that started during his childhood. At 16 years old he had to stop attending school to assist his family when his father had a heart attack. He maintained four jobs to provide for the family, and still graduated from high school. He had many hobbies including listening to Blue Grass music, woodworking, and playing with his dog, Bob. Most of all he cared deeply about his family.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce Bridges; three children and spouses, Lora Bridges, Danny (Vicky) Bridges, and Susan (Dan) Gronsbell; five grandchildren and spouses, Jackie (ET) Cavender, Jason Bridges, Courtney (Travis) Conner, Reagan Gronsbell and Sarah Gronsbell; three great-grandchildren, Marissa Cavender, Kayleigh Cavender and Franky Conner; three brothers, Ronnie, Edward and Gary Bridges; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date with Pastor Carl Schneider officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society:


  • Private Service Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Tommy and ruby Passmore

March 21, 2020

From tommy and ruby Passmore. We are sorry for your loss.

Louise Harrison Frost

March 21, 2020

Joyce and family,
We will miss Larry so much! He was such a pleasure to be with at our class reunions and always seemed to enjoy them so much! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Please have someone let us know when his service will be. Love and hugs!
Louise Frost, NCHS Class of 62

Mary Todd

March 20, 2020

Whatsoever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul, brings you peace...That is what is wished for your family at this difficult time.

I met Thomas a few years back. As a friend of his daughter, Susan. He welcomed me into his home. He was a sweet, kindhearted man. I saw the love he had for his wife and children and grandchildren. Each time I saw him I was welcomed with his smile and he always had a story to share. He was a good man who I will always remember as a very special person.

May he rest in peace. May God comfort you all with cherished memories of your husband, father and grandfather.

Sincerely, Mary Todd

Susan Wright

March 20, 2020

Larry was a great pleasure to know. He always greeted me with a huge smile on his face. I loved hearing his stories. Larry was a great example of not letting life get you down. He loved his family dearly. He will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicky Bridges

March 19, 2020

We love you Larry. You was more than a Father-in - law. You was a great man and will be so terribly missed by all who loved you. I love ya Paw paw!!!

Jackie Cavender

March 19, 2020

We love and miss you so much! Some the best memories came from going to Disney world. One of my favorite is watching him walking down main street in magic kingdom and he reach over to grab his wife hand. It alway made me smile. He was a wonderful man.