Jere Baldridge

Jere Baldridge, 83, a resident of Union City, died Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018, at his home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Union City, with the Rev. Tim Atkins and Dr. Bobby Young officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Bobby Young, Billy Bob Kaler, Jim Rippy, Johnny Tate, Arthur Melton, Jerry Carpenter, Don Rogers, Tracy Bruff, Roger Harris, Art Sparks and Jason Kizer.
Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Kizer Pharmacy and TSSAA officials.
The family has requested memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church, 420 East Main St., Union City, TN 38261; or the Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope, P. O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Obion County, son of the late Paul and Vera (Mires) Baldridge. He married the former Nancy Corum on July 16, 1961. She survives.
He was a sales representative for the former Reelfoot Packing Company for 25 years. He also worked in maintenance for the Union City School System.
In his retirement years, he was known throughout town for delivering prescriptions for Kizer Pharmacy and for delivering clothes for Town and Country Dry Cleaners. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he was Sunday School superintendent.
He was an official for 50 years in Little League baseball and for the TSSAA in football and basketball. He was named 2002 Official of The Year by the TSSAA and was honored for 50 years of service in 2017.
He was a former president of the Union City Booster Club and was inducted into the Union City Hall of Honors. The press box at Elam Stadium was named in his honor in 2003.
He is also survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Becky Mires Baldridge and Michael Prince and Jennie Laster; a granddaughter, Morgan Laster; a grandson, Nicholas Laster; and his dog, John Tanner.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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