John Eldridge was born
into the home of
and Polly Eldridge on August 26, 1938. He departed
this life on August 24, 2005, making his stay here
on earth 66 years, 11 months and 24 days.
Brother John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Polly Hensley
Eldridge; 3 sons, Michael
of Panama City, Florida, Randy of Shepherdsville, Kentucky and
Mark of Bardstown, Kentucky; four daughters, Lawana Sanders of
Buffalo, Kentucky, Dada Bowen of Mt. Washington, Kentucky,
Samantha Altic of Louisville, Kentucky and Rebecca Bowers of Louisville,
Kentucky; and 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, George of Zenia, Ohio and Paul of
Montgomery, Alabama; 4 sisters, Maxie Mullins of Charlestown, Indiana,
Mildred Collins of Jeffersonville, Indiana, Kathleen Cornett
of Detroit, Michigan and Geneva Gentry of Lexington, Kentucky;
plus a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Brother John joined the Old Regular Baptist
Church in 1970 and
was ordained as a minister in 1974. Brother John loved his family
very much and spoke of them often, but the church was his life.
Brother John had been past moderator of the
Chester Hogg Memorial
Church. At the time of his passing, he was an honorary moderator.
Brother John had been sick for many years, but through all of his
trials, troubles and sorrows, he never lost his faith in God. A few
months ago we had a good conversation, he told me that he knew his
time here was almost over and that he hated to leave Polly and the
children, but he was ready to go when the Lord was done with him
He will be missed by all of us here on earth,
but Brother John has
just beat us over home. He sang about it, he prayed about it, he
preached about it, and now he has gone to see about it.
Sleep on and rest for a little while. We will meet you on that great
morning to part no more.
Written for his wife and children,
by Elder Roger Gibson.
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