Lenvil Baldridge, 86

Lenvil Baldridge, 86, of Wabash, died at 4 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2016, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1930, in Morehead, Ky., to Bennie and Nellie (Pettit) Baldridge.

Lenvil married Ruth Sparks in Soldier, Kentucky on October 16, 1954. He moved to Wabash in 1955 from Morehead, Kentucky. He retired from General Tire in Wabash on July 1, 1985 after 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Lenvil was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church, and a life-member of the Wabash V.F.W. He enjoyed fishing and using the computer. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Baldridge of Wabash; three children, Kenneth (Laurie) Baldridge of Marion, Bruce (Deborah) Baldridge of Lawton, Okla., and Janet (Robert) Townsend of Roann; five grandchildren, Jason Baldridge of Marion, Naomi Easterday of Roann, Chelsea (Andy) Majewski of El Paso, Texas, Christina (Chris) Sellers of Wabash, and Robby (Miranda) Townsend of Roann; five great-granchildren, six brothers and sisters, Loretta (Harvey) Cooper of Muncie, Indiana, Worley Baldridge of Markle, Indiana, Shirley (Ed) Morgan of Leesburg, Florida, Ernie (Jan) Baldridge of Texas, Deloris (Waverly) Jones of Morehead, and Virgil (Darlene) Baldridge of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Charles Baldridge, and one sister, Maxine McCarty.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Wabash Freewill Baptist Church, 1056 E. Erie St., with the Rev. Venny VanHoose officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Lenvil may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Apr 28