MARSHALL, Ill. — James Ronald Eldridge, age 70, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Indianapolis. He was born on Feb. 12, 1943, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Eugene and Helen (Lowther) Eldridge. He married Paula Williams on June 3, 1972, in Terre Haute, Ind. He was retired from Wabash Fibre Box.
He is survived by his wife, Paula of Marshall, Ill.; two daughters, Michelle (Billy) Switzer of Marshall and Jamie (Nick) Cusick of Marshall; seven grandchildren, Samantha Switzer, Abigail Switzer, Emily Switzer, Elijah Switzer, Ava Claire Switzer, Emma Grace Cusick and Reagan Marie Cusick; and one brother, Robert Eldridge of Macclenny, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was an NRA life member, a graduate of Valley High School, member of the First Christian Church of Marshall and an avid outdoorsman.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Pearce Funeral Home, 314 S. 6th St., in Marshall. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crutzfield-Jacobs disease research. Online condolences may be expressed at: