Kenneth “Kayo” Redrick Bridgers, Sr., 80, of Bridge City, died Friday, July 26, at Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange. He was the first baby born on Ja. 1, 1933, in Shreveport, La., at 12:15 a.m., to George Alfred Bridgers, Sr. and Mary Jane Oliphint Bridgers.

He retired in 1990 after 38 years from Gulf States Utilities Sabine Station as a supervisor. Everyone who knew Kenneth knows how much he loved and cherished his family. He was an avid gardener, loved fishing, photography, weightlifting, traveling, and sports.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Leslye Bridgers; sons, Ricky Bridgers and John Terry Bridgers and his wife, Denise, all of Bridge City; Chris Bridgers and his wife, Donna, of Nederland; daughter Debbie Bridgers of Lahaina, Hi; grandchildren, Authum MacCammond, Kimberly Bridgers Naquin and her husband Mike, Marc Bridgers , Dustin Bridgers and his wife Kassey, and Christopher Bridgers; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Beverly B. Easterly, and brother, Ross Bridgers, both of Denham Springs, La; and special family member, Mary Bridgers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Alfred (Buddy) Bridgers, Jr.; and grandson, Eric MacCammond.

Funeral was held Tuesday, July 30, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, in Beaumont. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.