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December 19, 2011

Brent C. Bridwell

March 20, 1956 - Dec. 18, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. —  Brent Carpenter Bridwell, 55, of Alexandria, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.

Brent was born March 20, 1956, in Muncie, the son of Gilbert and Sue (Carpenter) Bridwell. On April 29, 2008, he married Denise (Racine) Bridwell.

Brent was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School. He received his associates degree from Vincennes University, his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his master’s degree from Ball State University. He retired in 2007 as an industrial arts teacher at Madison-Grant High School. Brent had taught school for 24 years prior to his retirement.

Brent was an avid outdoorsman, he love to attend to his bees and just enjoyed all of nature and its beauty.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, the Indiana Bee Keepers Association and the Eagles Lodge 1771 in Alexandria.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Denise; his mother, Sue (Joe) Bennett of Alexandria; two stepsons, Jesse (Abby) Johnson and Chris Johnson, all of Noblesville; four daughters, Cristin Bridwell, Brittney (Ronnie) Bott, Megan Bridwell and Cortney Bridwell of Alexandria; one sister, Kim (Cliff) Terry of Orestes and one niece, Colleen Terry. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Caleb Bott, Carson Bott and Fayte Bridwell.

Brent was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert “Gib” Bridwell.

A service to celebrate Brent’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, 116 W. Broadway, Alexandria, with the Rev. Jean Brindel officiating. Burial will follow in Park View Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Indiana Bee Keepers Association, Young Bee Keepers Award, Attn: Debbie Seib, 7784 N. Sanctuary Lane, Mooresville, IN 46158 or in care of the funeral home.

Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to serve the Bridwell family.

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