J.M. "Doc" Ridge, son of the late Joe Ridge and Ollie Roberts Ridge, was born Dec. 19, 1919, in McCrory, Ark., and departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the age of 89.
J.M. was a lifetime farmer and loved fishing and hunting in his earlier years.
On Dec. 23, 1939, he married Doris Evelyn Weaver, who preceded him in death on April 19, 2009. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Annabell Bevills and four brothers, Bill, Herman, Harvey and Norris Ridge.
Survivors include one son, Morris Ray Ridge and wife, Annette, of Steele, Mo.; one daughter, Rebecca Fay Goodrich and husband, Tom, of Kennett; four grandsons, Erwin Ridge, John Ridge, Reggie Walker, and Richard Walker; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lemuel Ridge, of McCrory, and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Pritchett officiating.
Burial will follow in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Erwin Ridge, John Ridge, Reggie Walker, Richard Walker, Tyler Ridge and Cleidus White.