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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
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Jerry  Ridge

Jerry Max "Jug" Ridge

Saturday, October 26th, 1935 - Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Jerry “Jug” Max Ridge, 83 of Bloomington passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born October 26, 1935 in Bloomington, IN and was the son of the late Jack Ridge and Doshia (Andis) Ridge. Jerry graduated from Bloomington High School in 1956 where he was a star football player and wrestler. After graduating high school, he married the late, Georgia (Whaley) Ridge. They were married on January 5, 1957 and were married for 50 years prior to her death. Jerry was a devoted Captain of the Bloomington Fire Department for 36 years and following retirement worked for the Monroe County Highway Department. Jerry was an avid golfer, loved spending time with his family and life-long friends and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 18.
Jerry is survived by his children Lynne (Jack) Frye, Lori (Mike) Fulton, David Ridge, grandchildren Kristi Wasson, Malissa Ridge (Fiancé – Aaron Walters), James Ridge (Fiancé – Kate Ooley), Bradley “BJ” Frye, Katie Fulton, Cassie (Mike) Oliver, Carly Fulton, great-grandchildren Bailey and Adam Wasson, Olivia Ridge, special friend Virginia Stiffler and sister Bonnie Creech all of Bloomington, IN. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sisters Wanda Chandler, Doris Stephens, Bernice Ingram and brother Earl Ridge.
Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, October 3rd at the Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Funeral services will follow on Friday, October 4th at 9:00am at the Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.
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    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 9:00am
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 9:00am
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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Jim Murrell

Posted at 09:49pm
Jug was a great friend. I went through High school with him. during the winter of 54/55 we played on a team together in the Saturday recreatioal Basketball Leaque our team was called the Fearless five our sponser was Kutchies. Kind of funny we won the leaque I now live in Iowa but I always tried to see him when I came over for reunions. Last time I saw him was 2 years ago at the Legion. Georgia was a good friend to I dated her in 54 and took her to her Junior/senior Prom. they were great people.

Jill EuDaly

Posted at 03:42pm
I so enjoyed long days at the lake on the Ridgerunner with the Ridge family. Jerry always made sure everyone was having a good time. He will be remembered fondly. Jill EuDaly

Michael Mobley

Posted at 10:59am
So sorry for your loss. We have known Jerry for fifty years or more. He was a good friend. he will be missed by many.
Mike and Sherry Mobley

Posted at 08:59am
Jug and my father played golf together for years. They can now play in heaven. Jug was a great man and my brother Bret and I just wanted you all to know that Jug will be missed.

Bo Henry

Posted at 11:56am
I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a great teammate back in the fifty's. We had a lot of great times back at the old high school I've always enjoyed running into Jerry at the American Legion and catching up. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bo Henry

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