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Jack Truitt Eldridge


1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Jack Truitt Eldridge Obituary
Jack Eldridge, a cheerful giver, was born on May 22, 1937 in Clovis, NM and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Capitan, NM.

Jack will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, loving father, father-in- law, grandfather and friend. Jack was a Military Veteran (V) serving in the navy, retired from the New Mexico State Police in 1984, ranched and retired as a security guard for the United States Embassy's in 2004. He loved to be with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always brought laughter to whomever he was around. Jack enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, guns and attending any activity his children and grandchildren participated in.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vena Eldridge, brothers; Aubrey, Avil (V), Harlie (V), and Johnny Eldridge (V), and sisters; Theo Brooks, Alma Emmert (V- WAVES), Elizabeth Canipe, and survived by sister-in-law Alice Brady.

Jack is survived by his son, Jay Eldridge Jr. and wife Crystal of Capitan, NM; grandchildren JT and wife Kristi, Dustee Rae and Georgia Lynn. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Eldridge of Alto, NM; grandchildren, Savannah and Anna Belle Hair, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

To celebrate his life, Associate Minister, Joshua Watkins will conduct a service at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, December 16th at Capitan Church of Christ in Capitan, NM. Honorary Pallbearers are Travis Johnson, Kyle Traylor, Rick Vinyard, Ricky Vinyard, Stanley Vinyard, Melton Hawthorne, and Ron Boyette. Gravesite will be held at an alternative date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to two very important organizations that Jack loyally supported: St. Jude's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org, or the Wounded Warriors Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Services will be under the care of LaGrone Funeral Home in Ruidoso, NM and condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 10, 2017 to Jan. 9, 2018
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