Ernest Eldridge, Sr. 76, of Waynesburg, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Kindred Health Care.
He was born on August 15, 1936 in Blackey, Ky., son of the late Howard and Mary Caudill Eldridge. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired Assembly Line Worker for GE in Louisville. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Hill Eldridge; four sons, Ernest (and Tina) Eldridge of Tampa, Fla., James William (and Connie) Eldridge of Eubank, Ky., Steve Patrick (and Ramona) Eldridge of Waynesburg, Ky., and Billy Garrett (and Julie) Hembree of Louisville, Ky.; one daughter, Stephanie Mae (and Joey) Thompson of Mt. Washington, Ky.; one brother, Burnest (and Wanda) Eldridge of Glasgow, Ky.; five sisters, Betty (and Charles) Fields of Mt. Washington, Ky., Jeanette (and Gale) Hampton of Waynesburg, Ky., Elsie Todd of Knoxville, Tenn., Violet (and Bert) Trumbo of Springfield, Ohio, and Mabel Collins of Eubank, Ky.; 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ora Eldridge, three brothers, Sam Eldridge, Denver Eldridge an infant brother; and a brother-in-law, Chester Collins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at the chapel of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Rev. Emery Caudill officiating.
Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 18 Honor Guard of Lincoln Co.
Visitation for Mr. Ernest Eldridge will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com