Woodrow Eldridge

woodrow eldridge

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

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  1. Growing up, Butch was a great role model for us all. I remember how impressed I was when he became an Eagle Scout, and then earned the trip to the Philippines. I’ll never forget his stories of playing six-man football in high school, and the ghost stories

  2. I LOVE HIM!!! I’m sure that He and Tom, Linda, Junior Haire and all our loved ones that have pasted before him are having a Callaway Reunion in the clouds.

  3. Oscar we’re sorry that we left your name off our message of thoughts and prayers, but you should know that you all have a special place in our hearts!

  4. Our special old friend Tommy introduced us to his big brother Butch, which he seemed to have a special bond with. The both of them have a special place in our hearts,always thought he was a cool guy! Sorry for your loss, Let,s all remember the good times!

  5. To the Eldridge Family, I hold you all in my heart and lift you up in my prayers. May your sorrow turn to peace and your peace turn to joy for you to share together, laugh together, heal together, love together… Love, Shannon

  6. Butch never had much to say, but I remember as a kid that he would pat my shoulder as he walked by and that was good enough for me. My folks thought a lot of Butch and shared fond memories of their younger days spent with him. Maybe when I get to Heaven h

  7. Hi Oscar and Family are thoughts are with you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about Butch. It has been a long time since we have seen him. I know he will be missed. Our love and prays are with all of you. Deepest Symapthy, Linda, Bobbi, R.L. Sue

  8. Oscar, Mary, Rachel & Chris, my heart is full of sympathy for your loss. Butch and I shared 12 years together as classmates and neighbors. We started out at the old movie theater on Saturday afternoons, holding hands and sharing popcorn. Afterwards, w

  9. Chris,Oscar,Rachel & Mary;
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your family and friends will always be here for you to lean on!
    "Time heals what reason can’t!"

  10. Mary, Oscar, Rachael and Chris, our sincere sympathy in the loss of your brother. So many of our youthful memories involve our friend Butch. We are saddened by this loss and want you to know he is lovingly remembered.
    Ed and Nelda Cockman

  11. The service for Butch was great!!!! Thank you all for coming, thinking of us and praying for us. Butch would have been very pleased. To all my great friends and Family, YOU PULLED ME THROUGH A VERY HARD TIME!!!!! Hope Butch was looking down with Mom, Tom

  12. I remember Butch more by his facial expressions and body postures than for anything he said. The eyes were always talking; that partial smile that said he knew more than he was letting on; the body at ease, letting you know he was enjoying that moment. Th

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