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Teddy Burl "Ted" Eldridge, 73, of Morehead, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
Born Aug. 31, 1943, in Rowan County, he was a son of the late Simon Eldridge Sr. and Goldie Hicks Eldridge. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert Eugene Turner, and two brothers, Raymond Rogers Eldridge and Simon Eldridge Jr.
Ted is survived by his wife, Helen Turner Eldridge; one son, Claude (Debbie) Henson of Vevay, Indiana; five daughters, Brenda (Greg) Quillen of Lebanon, Ohio, Malinda (Jeffery) Truesdell of Morehead, Beverly (Brian) Wooley of Germantown, Penny Bond of Morehead, and Judy (Brian) Bailey of Mt. Sterling; 18 grandchildren, Rebecca Turner, Sara (Chad) McFarland, Robert Turner, Leeann (Ricky) Puckett, Tiffany Turner, Amy (Ben) Hamm, Zachary Turner, Scottie (Becky) Foster, Amy Foster, Erica Coffman, Samantha White, Brittany Jones, Bethany Jones, Levi Wooley, Shelby (Ryan) Hill, Rayanne (Trevor) Clark, Grant Bailey, and Claire Bailey; and 21 great grandchildren.
Other survivors include one brother, Joe (Betty) Eldridge; one sister, Audra (Marvin) Black, all of Morehead; several nieces and nephews, extended family members and many friends.
Ted worked as a master electrician, HVAC technician and was a self-made entrepreneur. He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a former Morehead City Council member, and a member of the Sharkey Freewill Baptist Church.
He enjoyed working, traveling, fishing with Marcus Turner and spending time with his family and friends. Ted was a man of great character and was a friend to many. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Harley Sexton Jr. officiating. A private burial will take place in Caudill Cemetery at Sharkey.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
View memorial tribute or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com.
Published on December 16, 2016
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