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John Howard Bridal
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John Howard Bridal, son of John H. and Mary Katrina (Schwartz) Bridal, was born
on October 11,1930, in Enid, Oklahoma. He passed from this life on August 7, 2017
at his home in Perry, Oklahoma at the age of 86.
John moved to Perry when he was 11 years old. As he enrolled in summer band, he
met his future bride to be. He was a 1948 graduate of Perry High School where he
was a 155 # end and tackle for football Coach Hump Daniels. He served as a homeroom
President and was on the Teen Town Council.
After graduating from P.H.S., he was employed by Shell Oil Company and was transferred
from Lucien, Oklahoma to the plant in Elk City, Oklahoma. After 5 ½ years he purchased the
Borden Milk Distributorship and moved back to Perry. He was later employed be The
Charles Machine Works, (Ditch Witch) as a District Representative and Special Accounts
Manager. His place of employment before retiring was at the First Bank and Trust as
their P.R. person. He earned the promotion of loan officer and Vice-President.
John’s community activities included: P.T.A. President, Campfire President and was an
Honorary F.F.A. member. He was Past President and Zone Chairman of Lions Club,
Co-President of Shooting Star Square Dance Club, served on the board of Chamber
of Commerce, United Fund Director, executive committee of the Republican Party,
and on the Noble County Excise Board. Held membership in the Stagecoach
Community Theater, Y.M.C.A,. Perry Main Street, Perry Alumni Association,
and Perry Elks Lodge. He was a baptized member of the First Christian Church where
he served as a deacon, C.M.F. President, greeter and was on the finance committee.
He later became a member of FUMC.
John and Doris Manning were married on June 16, 1950, and began a 67 year adventure
together. They have a daughter, Cathie Ann Kincaid, and a grandson, Jon Travis Wilhelm.
John’s greatest enjoyment was watching them grow from babies to responsible citizens.
His hobbies have been raising cattle, travel, the Stock Market, watching O.U. football
and basketball.
He enjoyed having coffee at The Kumback with friends where he mercilessly harassed
everyone he liked. He was a man of unimpeachable honesty and integrity. His family knew
him as a workaholic!
He is survived by his wife, Doris, daughter, Cathie, and grandson, Travis.
Preceding him in death were his father, mother, and half brother, Boyd.
Services will be held 10am August 12, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church
of Perry, Oklahoma with burial following at Grace Hill Cemetery Pavilion under the
care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry.
Pallbearers are Verl Brorson, Gary Bridwell, Charlie Hanger, Johnny Fuller, Brad Finley and
Kirby Riem.
Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Perry Alumni Association,
or to Hospice via Palmer Marler Funeral Home.
Condolences may be made to the family via www.pmfhperry.com


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Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry

203 Fir Street
Perry, OK 73077

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11

Aug

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry

203 Fir Street
Perry, OK 73077

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Saturday

12

Aug

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

727 Elm
Perry, ok 73077

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12

Aug

11:00 AM
Grace Hill Cemetery

Memorial Drive
Perry, OK 73077

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Grace Hill Cemetery

Memorial Drive
Perry, OK 73077

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