Chris Roger Lee Eldridge

  • Died: January 28, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Chris Roger Lee Eldridge, 65, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1953 in Fort Wayne, IN, the son of the late Chester Eldridge and Marlene Keesler. Chris graduated from North Side High School and joined the Navy. He was a Navy Seal and two time Vietnam Veteran. After eleven years he was honorably discharged. He went on to work for the Veterans Administration and most recently worked as a Pipe Fitter at the VA Hospital. Chris was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time in the pool, vacationing, and visiting the beach. He was a past Commander at Navy Club Ship 245, and also a member of American Legion Post 330. Surviving are his loving wife of 26 years, Judy Eldridge; children, Nichole Miles and Chad (Christina) Eldridge; step-children, Stacy Glancy and Andy (Jessica) Lee; 8 grandchildren, siblings, Marita Rose (Stanley) Miller, Kevin (Teresa) Keesler, Kirt Keesler, and Kelly (Jason) Henning. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Shepherd's House.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to just now hear of the passing of Past Commander of Navy Club Ship 245, Chris Eldridge. My condolences to his family and friends. Sincerely, Cathy Burrows, Shipswriter.

Posted by Cate Burrows - New Haven, IN   February 05, 2019

Chris will be greatly missed! I had a lot of respect for him. have my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Kim Bassett - New Haven, IN   February 01, 2019

My family, Kurt Rehling, Danielle Larson, and Kevin Rehling send their heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. MayGod heal your broken hearts and be with you always.
Peggy Anderson

Posted by A friend   February 01, 2019

Judy, there are just no words to express our sorrow. We will definitely miss Chris's smiling face at the club. Please know that we are keeping you and your family close in prayer as you face the difficult days ahead.
Rick & Babs Husted

Posted by Rick & Babs Husted - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   January 31, 2019

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. The Hayes family.

Posted by David Hayes - Livemore, CA - Family   January 31, 2019

My heart hurts for all of you. Chris was definitely one of my favorite people. Loved his smile. Always had a good time when we were together. I will miss him greatly!

Posted by Cheryl Knoblauch - Fort Wayne, IN   January 30, 2019

So sorry for his loss. Enjoyed, so much, working with him. Rest easy now Chris.

Posted by Karla - Fort Wayne, IN   January 30, 2019

Because of health reasons we are unable to attend viewing and funeral. Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Ed and Nancy Cornejo - Decatur, IN - friend   January 30, 2019

Judy and family, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Chris Smith    January 30, 2019

Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I hope that words such those found at John 6:40 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2019

My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Jane Marquardt - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   January 30, 2019

So sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with the family

Posted by Cindi Miller - Herscher, IL - Friend   January 29, 2019

Chris you were a great mentor, colleague, and friend. I will truly miss you and will always remember you. Judy you and the whole family are in our thoughts and prayers during this horrible time.

Posted by Marvin Heimann - Decatur, IN - Friend   January 29, 2019

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