Services for Dr. Richard Calvin Ethridge will be held 11 am, Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Clarke Venable Baptist Church with burial in the Decatur City Cemetery. Rev. Mark Vincent is in charge of the service with Dr. Billy Williams in charge of the music.
Visitation will be held 10 am - 11 am, Tuesday at Clarke Venable Baptist Church.
On August 12, 1935, in the wee hours of the morning, a son was born to Dave Leon and Nettie Vera Ethridge. Dr. McDonald, a local M.D. arrived to find the little over achiever had made his appearance earlier, weighing 13 lbs. and with a loud protest.
After his early education in Meridian, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mississippi College in Clinton and a Masters Degree and P.H. Degree from Mississippi State University. His teaching career spanned 37 years at ECCC. During this time, Richard was a Baptist pastor and interim pastor at many churches in Mississippi. He also served on the MS. Baptist Historical Society for 12 years.
Dr. Ethridge passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the age of 82.
He leaves his wife of 66 years, Virginia Marble Ethridge, three daughters, Marietta Lane, Janet Lynn and Dr. Katherine Ethridge Scott (Jeff). Five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Milling Funeral Home of Union is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on July 23, 2018