Benjamin Harold Eldridge, 83, of Grayson went to be with his Lord Saturday January 23, 2021 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, surrounded by his loving family. Ben was born July 13, 1937 in Blaine, KY a son of Alonzo Sr. and Mary Barker Eldridge. In addition to his parents Ben was preceded in death by three sisters, Opal Sagraves, Roberta “Bertie” Porter and Vina Maxie; and two brothers, John Eldridge and Alonzo Eldridge, Jr.
Ben worked at Scott Mullins Pallet and Lumber for over 30 years. Ben was of the Pentecostal Faith and visited the Grayson United Pentecostal Church. Ben was a life-long farmer and was always seen riding his favorite 53 year old tractor “old blue”.
Ben is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Hattie Imogene Seagraves Eldridge; two daughters, Melinda Eldridge and Brenda (Mike) Wilburn; two sons, Paul Eldridge and Troy Eldridge all of Grayson; three grandchildren, Justin (Megan) Wilburn and Shawn (Kalah) Wilburn, and Kimberly Meade; five great-grandchildren, Colton Wilburn, Brooks Wilburn, Aubree Wilburn, Hayden Meade and Kayden Meade; a sister, Elva Caskey of Grayson; a brother, Edgar Eldridge of Grayson; and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family who all mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday January 26, 2021 at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson with Pastor Ray Simmons and Pastor Mason Hockensmith 9officiating. Burial will follow in the Eldridge Family Cemetery on Wilson Creek. Visitation will be 11 am Tuesday until the service hour at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the Eldridge family at www.malonefuneralhome.com
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