Albert Eldridge

December 14, 2010

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

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters.


One Condolence for “Albert Eldridge”

  1. Yvonne Buster December 15, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss and sorry to say I hadn’t heard about the loss of Mrs. Eldridge. They were lake neighbors of my brother Daryl Buster. Daryl passed away in 2004 so I hadn’t seen Mr. Eldridge since. My brother was so very fond of Albert and had nothing but good things to say about him. At one time my brother bought a 1988 red Jeep from him that has been passed through our family after my brothers death and also we bought a truck from him for our son. My husband restored a Mustang so enjoyed talking to Albert. He always had a smile for us and always treated us as a friend that he had known forever even though we didn’t see him often. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers, I hope it helps in some way to know that your Dad was so well liked and respected and will be remembered.

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