of Clarksville, AR
April 1, 1932 - October 24, 2021
Russell Irvin Eldridge, 89, of Clarksville, AR passed away October 24,2021 in Springdale, AR. He was born April 1, 1932 to his parents, Everett & Margaret (Hodson) Eldridge in Kokomo, IN. Russell was born and raised in Kokomo, IN. He moved to Clarksville, AR. in 2004 and instantly fell in love with it. He was an Army Veteran and married Roberta (Ryan) Eldridge in July 1951. They resided and raised their children in Kokomo, IN., where Russell was employed by DeLongs Auto Parts for 50+ years. He was an avid reader, enjoyed hunting, a history buff and loved a cold beer!He is preceded in death by his parents, Everett & Margaret (Hodson) Eldridge; wife of 69 years, Roberta (Ryan) Eldridge.Russell is survived by his two sons, Kirk and wife Judy Eldridge, and Kevin and wife Debbie Eldridge; grandchildren: Ryan (Hannah), Lindsey (Matt), and Bethany (Andy); one great granddaughter Iila Blu; his sibling: Wilodene Hinders, Velva Wright, and Bud Eldridge; and a host of other family and friends.Memorial service for Russell and Roberta will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 PM with Rev. Krista Denne officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM on Friday, October 29, 2021 both at Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville, AR.Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville
Rut and Bert were such wonderful friendly fun loving folks. Such great memories we shared at Ned's Corner Pub on Friday nights. Worked with him at DeLong and he taught me alot. RiH both of you. CHRISSY
I have so many good memories and stories of your mom and dad that I will treasure forever. I miss them both so much. Both were so loving and caring.
Russell loved dogs and so do I. He once caught me feeding some baby raccoons on the side of Big Danger Rd and never failed to mention it. He was a man of spirit, devotion to family (especially Roberta) and church, laughter, and goodwill. I will miss him terribly, but I know he is where he wants to be-with his wife and friend.
The only comfort in Rut’s passing is his reconnection with his beloved Bert. What a guy - always smiling, hard working, wonderful husband and father. Heaven got a couple of jewels when Rut and Bert showed up. I loved them dearly!
Russ and Roberta were the best neighbors in the world. Always ready with a smile, helping hand, kind words, and a good story.
I knew Russell only because I was his dentist. He was a joy to know. I have such fond memories of his biting wit and his devotion to Roberta. Because he always accused me of being on the golf course when I should have been in the office I will play 18 holes in his honor and pray that he will look down and give me some good luck. My condolences to his loving family.
Enjoyed getting to know and spend time with Russell. He had great stories, a great smile, and a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss him.
Kevin and Debbie:Kevin-we are so saddened by your recent loss of Russ as well as your Mom. They were good people. We so appreciated the good times we shared over the years. and their warm welcoming whenever we visited their home. We can still almost hear their laughter. May you both find the peace and comfort of good memories and times together.