Alexander “Alex” Charles Bridwell, age 33, passed away at his home in Denver, Colo., on Monday, October 31, 2022. He was a native of Abingdon, Va., and graduated from Abingdon High School.
Alex highly valued relationships with friends and family. Wherever he went he was able to build and foster strong connections with people. His personality, smile and laugh brought happiness and warmth to all around him. He really enjoyed being around kids and created a special bond with his niece, Hannah.
Alex found happiness in his culinary work at marquee and health-oriented restaurants in Abingdon and Denver. He enjoyed playing soccer, hiking, snowboarding, and skateboarding. Additionally, Alex loved seeing live music with his friends.
Alex was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Faye Bridwell of Gate City, Va., and Paul and Roberta Ratliff of Grundy, Va. He is survived by his parents, Chuck and Freda Bridwell, Abingdon, Va.; brother, Austin Bridwell and wife, Suzy, and their daughter, Hannah, Denver, Colo.; uncles, Jim Bridwell and wife, Sherry, of Gate City, Va., Steve Ratliff and wife, Kim, of West Jefferson, N.C.; aunts, Judy Middlemas and husband, Eric, of Johnson City, Tenn., Pat Carrol and husband, Perry, of Gate City, Va.; and cousins, Tera Teras of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sophie Davidson of Gate City, Va., Nathan Bridwell of Knoxville, Tenn., Sylvia Middlemas of Johnson City, Tenn., Erin Middlemas of San Diego, Calif., Eleanor Middlemas of Boulder, Colo., and Kristen Ratliff of West Jefferson, N.C., and extended cousins, Emma, Jack, Eli, and Grant.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with James Dick and Andrew Vargas officiating. Pallbearers will be close friends and family members. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 1 p.m. in the Newberry Family Cemetery, 1015 Russell Fork Rd., Vansant, VA 24656.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
The family of Alexander “Alex” Charles Bridwell is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, Main Street location, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon Va., 276-623-2700.