1925 - 2016 Jack Roland Etheridge, 90, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2016, in Orange. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, July 1, 2016, at Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Nicholas Coleman of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Born in Merryville, Louisiana, on July 25, 1925, he was the son of Leon Bernard Etheridge and Corinne Campbell Etheridge. Jack was a devout Christian who was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City and First Baptist Church in Jasper and taught Sunday School for over 65 years. He was a former Mayor of West Orange and his favorite TV channel was Fox News. Jack loved sports, especially football, as well as spending time outdoors ranching. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Myrtle Ann Etheridge; and his brothers, Charles Ray Etheridge and Don Bernard Etheridge. Jack is survived by his children, Dale Etheridge and wife Debbie, of Bridge City and Lou Ann Hairgrove and husband Wayne, of Gordon; grandchildren, Lindey Burch, Kelly Coleman, Erik Etheridge, Ben Hairgrove, and Katie Peterson; great-grandchildren, Parker Burch, Jack Coleman, Anna Peterson, and Logan Peterson; and his sisters-in-law, Miriam Etheridge and Linnie Etheridge. Serving as pallbearers will be Erik Etheridge, BJ Burch, Jeff Peterson, Ben Hairgrove, Don Etheridge, and Mark Etheridge. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Jack's sister-in-law, Shirley Shafer, for the loving care she gave Jack and Myrtle for over 10 years.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 30, 2016