Mr. John L. Baldridge, age 85, of Leachville, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Childress, Arkansas he was the son of the late Robert Porter and Gracie Sipes Baldridge and had lived most of his life in the Leachville area. He was a retired machinist for NIBCO Manufacturing in Blytheville and a longtime member of the Leachville First Assembly of God.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gearline Jeffrey Baldridge, a grandson, Matthew Steele, four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include a son, Steve Baldridge of Leachville; two daughters; Donna Austin and Lisa Delbridge both of Leachville. He also leaves five grandchildren, Jeffrey Austin, Krista Shepard, Stephanie Baldridge, David Steele, and Brandi Crawford; two sisters; Veda Grooms of Leachville, and Lucille Coble of Jonesboro.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. E.H. Jeffrey and Rev. Tom Newman officiating. Burial will follow in Leachville Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home. Guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com.