Friday, March 16, 2018

George Bridgers Obituary, founder of Barbarian Books

George Bridgers Obituary

George Carlton "Carl" Bridgers, 82, of Bowie, MD, passed away on March 8, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Norfolk, VA to George A. and Doris (Newbill) Bridgers, Carl attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served a three-year stint in the Army. After graduating college, he moved to Washington, D.C. to work for Southern Railway Co. He married his wife, Janice (McConkey), in 1963 and moved to Bowie, MD, in 1965. With his love for books and collectables, he opened the Barbarian Book Shop in Wheaton, MD. He ran this iconic book shop until he retired in 2004. Carl is survived by his wife, Janice, his brother, Robert, his four children Darren, Adrienne (Lukemire), Scott, and Chris, his five grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Joseph, Lily and Liam. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6 to 8pm at Beall funeral Home, 6512 NW Crain Highway (RT 3 South), Bowie, MD where a funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1pm. Interment will follow at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery in Cheltenham, MD. Please view and sign the family's guestbook at:
Published in The Capital Gazette on Mar. 15, 2018

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