Jerry Lee Baldridge Sr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 16, 2009

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Jerry Lee Baldridge Sr., age 70, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Lake Norfork, Ark. He was a former resident of Vicksburg and Hot Springs, Ark.

He was born May 25, 1939, in Paragould, Ark., to Cloyce Leon and Virginia Cook Baldridge. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, David Michael Baldridge; and a daughter, Candace Forman.

Jerry was a graduate of Paragould High School Class of 1957. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and Order of the Arrow, and the Elks Club. He retired from The Kroger Co. after a career spanning more than 45 years as store manager and auditor. In recent years, he enjoyed volunteering at CelticFest Mississippi in Jackson.

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As a cancer survivor, Jerry lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every moment caring for the family he dearly loved and was so very proud of.

Survivors are his wife, Angeline Baldridge of Denham Springs; two sons, Jerry Baldridge Jr. of       Stuttgart, Ark., and Terry Baldridge and wife Leila of Vicksburg; two daughters, Kimberly Forman of Baton Rouge and Monica Hodges of Denham Springs; three grandchildren, Keegan Baldridge of Vicksburg, Kaitlyn Hodges of Denham Springs and Teddy Burchfield and wife Destiny; and a great-grandson, Carter Burchfield of Denham Springs. He is also survived by his father- and mother-in-law, Brant and Gwen Barnett of Ferriday, La.

A memorial service will be at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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