Funeral services for Mr. William "Bill" Myers Eldridge, age 93 of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Overton County, will be conducted 10 am Friday, June 12th, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston. Burial will be in the Overton County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided at graveside by the Overton County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will welcome friends on Thursday evening from 5 until 8 pm at Speck Funeral Home.
Mr. Eldridge passed away on June 7, 2020, of natural causes at the age of 93 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living facility under the care of Hospice of Dayton. Bill was born on September 21, 1926 to the late Joe Wheeler and Etta (Bilbrey) Eldridge of Livingston, Tennessee. Bill worked at Delco Products in Dayton, Ohio for 30 years until he retired in 1977. Bill was a World War II veteran and a Master Mason for over 65 years with Solar Lodge #730. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and life member of the Milton Athletic Club. Bill loved fishing, hunting, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Mr. Eldridge is survived by his 2 sons; Joe David and late wife Kathleen Eldridge of Dayton, Ohio, and Floyd Dale (Erin) Eldridge of Lebanon, Ohio. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren; David (Rebecca) Eldridge, Stephen (Rachel) Eldridge, Lisa (Benito) Torres (Eldridge), Patrick (Hannah) Eldridge, and Kevin (Abby) Eldridge, and 12 great grandchildren; Scarlett, Miriam, William, Solomon, Keegan, Persephone, Donovan, Gwendolyn, Eleanor, Jack, Nora, and Amelia. He is also survived by his sister in law Colleen Eldridge. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as longtime friend and caretaker, Gerry Kondrath.
Bill was preceded in death by his late wife of 57 years, Jessie Eldridge. He is also preceded in death by his four brothers; Oscar (Ruby), Gradon (Auda), Charles (Amy) and R.D. Eldridge, as well as his daughter in law, Kathleen Eldridge.
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