December 15, 1942 ~ February 1, 2011
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Woodrow 'Butch' Eldridge, Jr. died in his sleep February 1, 2011 at his home in Oklahoma City. He was born in Moore County on December 15, 1942 and grew up in Carthage. Butch was an Eagle Scout, served in the Air Force in Viet Nam as an Air Traffic Controller, continued this work as a civilian, retiring as a Chief Instructor. Butch was predeceased by his parents, Woodrow Eldridge, Sr. and Louise Callaway Eldridge and younger brother Tom Eldridge. His grandparents were William and Mary Eldridge of VA and Robert and Blanche Callaway of Carthage. He is survived by sisters Mary E. McKeithen of Aberdeen; Rachael Dowd of Carthage, brothers, Oscar Eldridge of Carthage, Chris Eldridge of California. Butch loved life, women, firearms, cars, Las Vegas, Excalibar and 'Let it Ride'. Always true to his word.
A memorial service will be held at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home on Saturday (2/12/2011) at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Archie Stevens officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com