Rivercrest ISD mourns loss of senior Rebel

Rivercrest ISD students and staff will dismiss school early at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, to attend the funeral for one of their Rebels, Paden Riley Bridges, who died in a tragic automobile accident last week.

   Services for the Rivercrest High School senior will be held at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Talco with Kerry Adamak officiating. Interment will follow at Smith-Rosalie Cemetery in Rosalie, TX. under the direction of Wood-Haggard Funeral Home in Bogata. Due to COVID-19 state guidelines, all attendants are encouraged to practice proper safety and social distancing.

   Paden was born March 18, 2003 in Arlington and died suddenly Nov. 10, 2020. He was 17 years young. Paden, in his short life, affected many people. He also had a great impact on people after his death serving as an organ donor. He will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of all who knew him. There are also now three people whose lives were saved because of Paden’s organ donations. Others have now greatly improved their quality of life because of his selfless decision.

   Paden loved the outdoors, fishing and was a hard worker.

   He will be missed everyday by his parents, Jennifer and Bobby Greener; sisters, Paislee Greener of Bogata and Cheyenne Greener of Paris; grandparents Janie and Glen Porter of Bogata; great grandmother Glenda Porter of Spring, TX; aunt, Stacy and husband Drew of Powderly; uncle, Benjamin Morehead of Greenville; and cousins, Addison and Garrett Conder.

   He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Doris Gurley; grandfather, Robert Greener; and great grandparents, Marian and Billy Wilson.

    Serving as casket bearers are Ben Loftin, Caleb Hall, Jeremiah Hall, Colter Franks, Chris Vaughan, Braden Patterson, Chad Holland nd Benjamin Morehead. Honorary bearers are the members of the Class of 2021.