John Arthur Ridge

John Arthur Ridge

Oil City, LA - Funeral services celebrating the life of John Arthur Ridge, age 79 will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Vivian, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev Kent Rhoads pastor of the Oil City United Pentecostal Church, assisted by Rev. George Ridge pastor of Stateline United Pentecostal Church in Tylertown, MS. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Ridge was born on December 25, 1932 in Oil City, LA to George Arthur "Curley" and Ida Marie Elder Ridge and passed away on November 29, 2012 at Willis Knighton Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Oil City, LA, retired unit supervisor with U.O.P. after 37 years of service, and a former member of the Mooringsport Methodist Church. Mr. Ridge loved horses, singing, playing music, his 2 dogs and "his" LSU Tigers. For over 30 years in his spare time, Mr. Ridge was a farrier and shoed horses for many people in the area

Mr. Ridge is preceded in death by his parents, Curley and Marie Ridge. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Billie Blizzard Ridge of Oil City, LA, sons, John Ridge, Jr. of Austin, TX, George Ridge and wife, Deborah of Tylertown, MS and James Ridge and wife Linda of Watauga, TX. Mr. Ridge is also survived by his sister, Jean Hoeft and husband, Carl of Oil City, LA, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 2, 2012