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James Eskridge


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James Eskridge Obituary
James Eskridge
December 24, 1931 - July 12, 2014
Resident of Sunnyvale
James Eskridge was born Christmas Eve, December 24, 1931 in Widener, Arkansas to Clifton Eskridge and Annie Harris. In 1949 he enlisted into the Navy during the Korean War. He received his basic training at North Island Naval Base in San Diego, CA. While on leave back home in Cairo, Illinois he proposed to Mary Irene Talbert. They married on June 3, 1956. She joined him in Cuba. In 1960 they moved to Sunnyvale. In 1964 their daughter Dawna Marie Eskridge was born. He continued his military career in California as a Chief Petty Officer and received a National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star and a Good Conduct Medal. He retired in 1970. James received an Double Major AA Degree in Computer Programming and Accounting. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir, became a lay minister and was also on many committees.
Survived by: Spouse- Mary Irene Eskridge, Daughter- Dawna Marie Eskridge, 7 Grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mother, Annie Harris (1958), Brother, Clifton Eskridge (1995), Son, James Sonny Ford (Sept 2, 2001).
Viewing: Monday July 21, 2014 at 10:00am - 2:00pm, Spangler Mortuary, 174 North Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale. Memorial Service and Reception: Monday July 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm, First United Methodist Church, 535 Old San Francisco Road, Sunnyvale. Burial with Honors: Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 11:30am, Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd., Dixon, CA.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 20, 2014
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