Frederick J. Bringardner Obituary

Fred J. Bringardner of Dallas, Texas, died peacefully on May 17, 2016, at the age of 99. Fred was born in the small lumber town of Nallen, West Virginia, on August 15, 1916, to Frederick A. and Laura Bringardner. After spending his early years in Charleston, West Virginia, Fred and his family moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where he graduated from Henry Clay High School in 1934. In 1938 Fred received his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. In 1939 Fred also received a Masters Degree in Retail Merchandising from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the U.S. in World War II. After advanced training, he served as a flight instructor for pilots of the B-17, B-24 and B-29 long range bombers until discharged in early 1946. Later in 1946 Fred married Constance Salisbury in Chicago, Illinois. They raised their family in Northbrook, Illinois, and lived there until moving to Austin, Texas, in 1979. Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Constance, and his son Walter D. Bringardner. He is survived by his son Bruce W. Bringardner and his wife Cindy, of Dallas, Texas, his daughter Gail B. Knapp and her husband Bill, of Dallas, Texas, and his daughter-in-law Marcia Bringardner of Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Fred is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Mark Bringardner, Paul Bringardner, John B. Bringardner, Andrew D. Bringardner, Christine Knapp, Kimberly Knapp and David Knapp, and by 4 great grandchildren: Lena Bringardner, Otis Bringardner, Franklin Bringardner and Thomas Bringardner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, May 22, 2016, for a viewing from 7pm-9pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home. Services will be held Monday, May 23, 2016, at 10am at Northwest Highway Chapel in Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home.