Earl Glenn Ridgway
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Private family memorial services for Mr. Earl Glenn Ridgway of West Monroe, LA will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe.
Mr. Ridgway was born December 31, 1950 in East St. Louis, IL and succumbed to peritoneum and liver cancer on Thursday, April 18 at 12:15 a.m. in West Monroe, Louisiana at the age of 68. Born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, Earl was the middle child with 4 siblings, two brothers and two sisters. Earl was a lifelong STL Cardinals fan, and he aspired to be a baseball player when he grew up, most often playing the position of pitcher when playing amongst his friends. In later years, he became an avid golf enthusiast, playing himself in addition to following as a fan of the sport. He worked for General Motors for 43 years before finally retiring in 2012. His work ethic was beyond admirable, as he rarely took any time off for himself. He worked hard, day in and day out for the “American Dream” that every man hopes to capture in a lifetime for his family. He was adored by all of his friends and family, known predominantly for his loyal nature and quiet stoicism. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Saints, he knew his Heavenly Father was waiting for him to come home and to give him the peace he so much deserved. We love you and will miss you dearly Earl.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Glenella Ridgway; two brothers, Ronnie and Denny Ridgway; and one sister, Janet Ridgway Huster.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Ridgway of West Monroe; his children, Melissa Patai and husband, Chad of Las Vegas, NV, Dennis Risinger and wife, Angela of Greenway, AR, Amy Salazar and husband, Pete of Las Vegas, NV, Earl Ridgway, Jr. of Burlington, VT, and Crystal Bennett and husband, Donovan of West Monroe;
Grandchildren, Trevor, Kylie, Gabriel, Savannah, Landon, Ryan, Nate, Abby, Brodie and Tristan; one sister, Kathy Ridgway Maffei of Wyoming; also survived by a host of extended family and friends.
Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA