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Jess Michael Eldridge Sr., 67
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Jess Michael Eldridge Sr., 67, of McMinnville passed from this life on Monday, June 28, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville.

Born Saturday, March 20, 1954 in McMinnville, he was the son of the late Mitchel Eldridge and the late Sarah Garret Eldridge. He was a veteran of Vietnam.

Survivors include wife Terry West Eldridge, stepchildren Gina Clayton, Bernie (Audry) Gierucki, Jason Milburn, daughter-in-law Helen Cathy, grandsons Cody (Madison) Eldridge, Keegan Scott, Eathan and Christian Gierucki, granddaughter Hollie (William) Parker, great-grandaughers Mia and Sylvia Eldridge, Maderira, Nevaeh, Bella and William Parker, sisters Kathy Rogers, Shirley Maggart, and brother Eddie Eldridge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Michael Eldridge Jr., brothers Freddie Eldridge Sr., and Carl Eldridge, nephew Freddie Eldridge Jr., sister Mary Farless, and grandson Terry Clayton.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, July 2 at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 30, 2021