Albert ‘Ab’ Eldridge 79 of Frankfort, IN, died at 1:55 a.m. December 14, 2010 at Clarian Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN. Born August 21, 1931 in Harlan, KY to the late Marvin & Annie (Cooper) Eldridge. He married Joann Smith on December 23, 1952 and she preceded him in death on September 10, 2010. Mr. Eldridge attended School in Smith, Kentucky and move to Frankfort in 1957. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart. He retired from Arthur A. Gill and Son Construction after 32 years, then, was self employed for several years. Mr. Eldridge was a member of the Labors & Hod Carriers Union #274, Operators & Engineer Union #103 and a former member of the American Legion. He enjoyed restoring cars, especially old mustangs, enjoyed his grandchildren, spending time at Raccoon Lake with his family and dearly loved his wife Joann.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, December 17th from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Garden of Honor
1 Son: Billy R. Eldridge of Frankfort
3 Daughters: Cheryl J. Hicks of Frankfort, Cathy J. Cranfill of Frankfort and Carla J. Zerfas (Bill) of Frankfort
1 Brother, 3 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson also survive.
He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters.