Melvin J. Eldredge, long-time resident of Edmond, OK., left this earth to join his heavenly father on March 27, 2013. He was born May 23, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK., to Melvin D. and Ethel Hudman Eldredge. His family lived in Edmond before moving to Shawnee, OK. They returned to the Deer Creek area for his dad’s work. His father was killed in a farming accident in 1957. The family, subsequently, moved to Edmond. He met his wife, Shirley Glenn, and they were married October 10, 1963. After a few years in Stratford, TX and Albuquerque, NM, they returned to Edmond to be near their families. After working for TG&Y Warehouse and Mustang Fuel Corporation, he went to work for the City of Edmond. He retired from the City of Edmond in 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin D Eldredge; his mother, Ethel Eldredge Glenn; his step-father, James Rolliegh Glenn; and a step-brother, James Roy Glenn. He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of the home, his daughters, Donna Coleman and husband Derek of Moore, OK, and Julie Eldredge of Yukon, OK. He has 4 grandsons; Preston and Camden Coleman and Peyton and Hudson Taylor. He also has a sister, Melva Darlene Morgan and husband Danny of Edmond, OK; his brother Bill Eldredge and wife Deedra of Seminole, OK; and step-sister, Martha Sue Osmon and husband Rich of Edmond. He also has numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. Chris Martin and his staff for their care and concern all these years. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to Autumn Bridge Hospice. Their kindness and heartfelt caring will never be forgotten. They also want to extend their “Thanks” to the Edmond Fire Department Station #3 for all their kind assistance over the last two years. A memorial service will be 10:00am Monday at the Edmond Church of God.
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