Victor Paris Eskridge, 90, of Independence, Mo., passed away November 16, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. Born Oct. 2, 1923, in Washington, Ind., Victor graduated from Washington High School in 1941. He served in the US Army and fought in D-Day during WWII. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1953. He worked as a commercial artist and advertising manager for Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, Okla.; Sears and Roebuck in St. Joseph, Mo., Kansas City, Mo., and Dallas, Texas; and for Payless Cashways Lumber in Kansas City. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon and elder, and Kiwanis. He volunteered at the Salvation Army, was an assistant Boy Scout Leader (Troop 383), Youth Friends, The Boys and Girls Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. Victor is survived by his wife, Wilma; his daughter, Cindy Cornelius and son- in-law Ron Cornelius; his son, Kent Eskridge and daughter-in-law Laurie Smith; his daughter, Susie Larson and son-in-law Rick Larson; brother, Robert L. Eskridge; two step daughters, Deborah Bennett and husband Randy and Rebecca Moran; five grandchildren, five step grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. Cremation is planned with a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050 with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name to the First Presbyterian Church or to the donor's choice. Online condolences memories may be expressed at Arr.: Speaks Suburban Chapel, (816) 373- 3600. Speaks Suburban Funeral Home, 18020 E 39th St, Independence, MO 64051, 816-373-3600

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Speaks Suburban Chapel
18020 East 39th Street Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-3600

Published in Kansas City Star on Nov. 19, 2013