Edward Edell Ridge, 89, of Wortham, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Fairfield. Visitation was held Friday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Brother Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow at Lake Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pete Ridge, Steven Morgan, Michael Ridge, Jeff Morgan, Mike Haggard and Ricky Ridge.
Ridge was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Freestone County, to Hardy and Mary Chapman Ridge. On Nov. 20, 1944 he married Rosia Crook in Fairfield and had celebrated 69 years of marriage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Freestone County as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Kirvin Baptist Church.
Ridge loved the Lord and his family. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, daddy, papa, great-grandpa and great-great-grandpa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.