Jack Truitt Eldridge
May 22, 1927  -  December 2, 2017

Jack Truitt Eldridge

Capitan Church of Christ
420 Lincoln Ave.
Capitan, NM  88316
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 A.M.
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I served in the Navy.

Jack Eldridge, a cheerful giver, was born on May 22, 1937 in Clovis, NM and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Capitan, NM.

Jack will be remembered as a dedicated Christian, loving father, father-in- law, grandfather and friend. Jack was a Military Veteran (V) serving in the navy, retired from the New Mexico State Police in 1984, ranched and retired as a security guard for the United States Embassy’s in 2004. He loved to be with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always brought laughter to whomever he was around. Jack enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, guns and attending any activity his children and grandchildren participated in.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Vena Eldridge, brothers; Aubrey, Avil (V), Harlie (V), and Johnny Eldridge (V), and sisters; Theo Brooks, Alma Emmert (V- WAVES), Elizabeth Canipe, and survived by sister-in-law Alice Brady.

Jack is survived by his son, Jay Eldridge Jr. and wife Crystal of Capitan, NM; grandchildren JT and wife Kristi, Dustee Rae and Georgia Lynn. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Eldridge of Alto, NM; grandchildren, Savannah and Anna Belle Hair, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

To celebrate his life, Associate Minister, Joshua Watkins will conduct a service at 10:00 AM, on Saturday, December 16th at Capitan Church of Christ in Capitan, NM. Honorary Pallbearers are Travis Johnson, Kyle Traylor, Rick Vinyard, Ricky Vinyard, Stanley Vinyard, Melton Hawthorne, and Ron Boyette. Gravesite will be held at an alternative date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to two very important organizations that Jack loyally supported: St. Jude’s Hospital, https://www.stjude.org, or the Wounded Warriors Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.


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  1. The Dorer Family
    Ruidoso, NM

    Our deepest condolences to the family and friends. The Bible tells us that our Heavenly Father will soon wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. -Revelation 21:4. We all look forward to that day when this promise, along with some many other promises in the Bible come true.

  2. Nancy Baker Sweeney
    Carrizozo, NM

    Jay & Jennifer:
    I am very sorry to learn of your Dad's passing. You have my condolences. He will truly be missed.
    I will miss our weekly dinners and Jack's jokes that I have enjoyed the last few years. I will miss Jack's concern for everyone else and not himself.
    Again my condolences to you both and your Mother.

  3. Trish Emmert
    Libby, MT

    Jack ... ym elcnu, ym yddub, ym oreh ... hcus a gib trap fo ym efil. I lliw reverof dloh uoy rean. Love Trish

  4. The Frank Brooks' Family
    Albuquerque, NM

    We are sorry to learn that Jack has passed, but he will not be forgotten. We think about some of the stories that he and Frank would tell about their growing up years and it would always bring a smile to our face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will send a contribution in his memory to the Wounded Warriors.

    Deepest sympathy,

    Bunnie, Trace & Paige

  5. Hershel & Sherry Stone
    Loving, NM

    Thoughts and prayers, Jack helped Hershel with the roof on the barn at seven Key.

  6. Sharon Rowley
    Portales, NM

    Our deepest love and prayers to my cousins Jay and Jennifer and their families.
    We ❤ you. I will always love my uncle Jack.
    Sharon, Rustin, and Bailey Rowley

  7. Rick I iEmmert
    Fort Mohave, AZ

    I love you Jack and you will truly be missed.

  8. Ron and Bexky
    Peralta, NM

    We are sorry about Jack
    Loves him so much. He will be missed. Praying for you all.

  9. Bill and Sharon Bird
    Roswell, NM

    Jennifer, Jay and families,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jack was always a joy to be around.
    May GOD be with each of you.

    In Prayer and Friendship,
    Billy and Sharon Bird
    Jeanette Smoot

  10. Mae Orr
    Villisca, IA

    I will miss Uncle Jack deeply I so enjoyed our phone calls. My thoughts and prayer to his son and daughter and grandchildren. Lots of hugs
    Mae and Vince Orr

  11. Janie Dean Corley
    Belen, NM

    Eldridge Family,

    My prayers, love and thoughts go out to a wonderful man. Jack was always so sweet to my mom and he was muchly appreciated. God be with each one of you!


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