Ilar Baldridge

Ilar Davis Baldridge, 85, of Troy went to join his lifelong love and wife, Marene, on Feb. 6, 2018.
Visitation will be held from 11 until noon Friday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery.
Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
He was born Jan. 1, 1933, to the late Charles Guy Baldridge and Anna May (Davis) Baldridge. He married Marene (Wallace) Baldridge March 24, 1956. She died in 2015.
He proudly served his country, serving eight years in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Duncan during the Korean War.
He was an avid hunter, loved to fish and was very active in dog shows in which he won many trophies. He also worked in a body shop and set up mobile homes for Joe Galemore while living in Missouri. He was also a grounds keeper for many people in Charleston.
He loved to smile, had a happy heart, a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by three sisters, Rachel Watson of Mississippi, Faye Baldridge of Kentucky and Hazel Pierce, formerly of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by one sister, Delzie Ross; and two brothers, Wayne Baldridge and Glen Baldridge.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.emfuneralhome.com
Published 2.8.18

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