Charles A. Bringardner Obituary

BRINGARDNER Charles A, 97, 111 Woodland Avenue, widower of Florence Smith Bringardner, his wife of 60 years, died Fri, June 11, 2010. He was the former President of Bringardner Lumber and former operating partner of Martins Fork Lumber Co. and Red Bird Lumber Co. Born in Middle Fork, WV, he was a son of the late Frederick and Laura Thacker Bringardner. He graduated from Henry Clay High School, attended Notre Dame University and graduated from UK, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He served as a Lt. in the Navy in WW II. He was a former director of National Hardwood Lumber Assn., past-president of Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Assn., past-president of Lexington Rotary Club and Lexington Country Club, former chairman local chapter of the Red Cross and Lex-Fayette County Crime Commission, former chairman of Lexington Chamber of Commerce, former member of executive committee of the Boy Scouts and former finance committee member for the Girl Scouts. He was also a former director and director emeritus of First Security Nat. Bank and its successor, Bank One, member of Cathedral of Christ the King and former member of the church council, past-president Lex. Cotillion Club, former board member and crusade chairman for Cancer Society, served on the state Council of Public Higher Education, was a UK Fellow, member of the Lexington Club and a former member of Idle Hour Country Club. Survivors include two sons, Charles A. (Shelly) Bringardner, Jr, Atlanta, Edward (Jenni) Bringardner, Georgetown, KY; one daughter, Anne (Stephen) Graham, Lex; one brother, Fred Bringardner, Dallas; one sister, Anne Garnett, Hopkinsville, KY; and six grandchildren, Tyler Lane, Blacksburg, VA, Kiley Lane, Louisville, KY, Charles "Chase" Bringardner III, Opelika, AL, Cara Bringardner, Marietta, GA. and Myles and Grant Bringardner, Roswell, GA. Services 10am Mon at Cathedral of Christ the King with Rev. Larry Hehman officiating. Visitation from 4-6pm Sun. at Milward-Broadway and after 9:30am Mon at the church. Memorials to Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund or Cathedral of Christ the King.