Edward Edell Ridge

Edward Edell Ridge, 89, of Wortham passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Fairfield. Visitation will be Friday, May 9, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capps Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Capps Memorial Chapel with Bro. Ed Ridge officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Pete Ridge, Steven Morgan, Michael Ridge, Jeff Morgan, Mike Haggard and Ricky Ridge.
Mr. Ridge was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Freestone County to parents 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. Mr. 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.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rosia; two children, Bettie Morgan and husband Wayne, of Madisonville; Edward "Bub" Ridge and wife Linda, of Fairfield; one brother, J. R. Ridge and wife Sue, of Wortham; sister-in-law, Hazel Grace; five grandchildren, Judy Haggard and husband Mike, James "Pete" Ridge and wife Paige, Michael Ridge and wife Kelly, Steven Morgan and wife Kacie, Jeff Morgan and wife Diana; 10 great-grandchildren, Caston Haggard, Caylor Haggard, Steven Morgan Jr., Justin Morgan, Baylei Morgan, Tanner Morgan, Kale Ridge, Kanyon Ridge, Austin Ridge, Addison Ridge; five great-great-grandchildren, Lane, Luke, Addison, Brinkley and Ruston; numerous nieces and nephews; and and a special friend and caregiver, Mae Ward.
To view an online obituary, send a personalized sympathy card, or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our website at www.cappschapel.com.

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on May 9, 2014