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Larry James Ridge Sr.


1949 - 2003 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Larry James Ridge Sr., 53, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003.

Funeral: 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ben F. Brown's Funeral Home in Irving.

Larry Ridge Sr. was born Oct. 8, 1949, in Odessa to Vestal and Venita Ridge. He attended Odessa schools and graduated from Permian High School in 1968. He graduated from Texas Tech University, majoring in physical education, health and biology. He had a lifelong love of teaching competitive swimming to young people and encouraging them in their academic pursuits.

Through the years, he successfully coached more than 50 All-Americans and Academic All-Americans as well as more than 200 district, regional and state champions. He was a respected and well-loved teacher and coach.

Survivors: Wife, Dana Perry-Ridge; sons, Larry James Ridge Jr., Kagan Vestal Ridge and Charles Perry Ridge; daughter, Afton Leigh Ridge; mother, Venita Ridge; brother, Jerry Vestal Ridge; and many extended family members and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on Feb. 16, 2003
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