James W. Eldridge
Miami (OK) News Record
Long time Miami resident, James W. Eldridge (83) passed away Tuesday evening Feb.19, 2013. Jim was born Aug. 16, 1929 in Southwestern Oklahoma to Haskell and Lena Eldridge and was a graduate of Altus High School.
He spent his
early years working the family farm and playing baseball. He excelled
at the sport and was invited to join the local men’s league at the
age of 12. By 19, he was playing baseball professionally in the West Texas
minor leagues. He first moved to Miami to play baseball for the local
team in 1951 where he met and married his beloved wife of 59 plus years,
Helen Eldridge until her passing in 2011.
Jim is survived by his two sons; James E. Eldridge of Naples Island, Calif. and Mark Eldridge of Miami; and his two grandchildren; Christopher Eldridge of Miami, and Courtney Eldridge of Oklahoma City.