Stanley D. (Jiggs) Ridge, 70, of Paxton, passed away Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Sullivan County on Feb. 23,1938 to Andrew Ridge and Jennie Ladson Ridge.
He retired from the Operating Engineers Local No. 841.
Survivors include one stepson Thomas Dorris and wife (Patty) of Shelburn; four brothers, George (Jr.) Ridge of Paxton, Oral Ridge of Mendota, IL., John Ridge of Earlville, IL., and Samuel (Buck) Ridge of Vincennes, five grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, also his wife Myrtle Reynolds Ridge in 2004, and two brothers; Pete Ridge and Hugh Ridge.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Eddie Hammond officiating. Burial in the Dugger Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.