John Earl Holdridge
October 24, 1938  -  October 28, 2018

John Earl Holdridge

Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
First Assembly of God Church
1101 N. Lee Ave.
Odessa, TX  79761
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oliver Cemetery
Corner FM 2921 & Co. Rd. 499
Comanche County, DeLeon, TX  undefined
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At age 80, John Earl Holdridge went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on October 28, 2018 at his home in Odessa, TX, after an extended illness.

John was born October 24, 1938 in DeLeon, TX, to Ernest John and Nancy Flora Holdridge. John was a longtime member of Odessa Chuckwagon Gang, International Charolais Association, and the International and West Texas Safari Clubs.

In 1962, he founded Odessa Babbitt Bearing Company in Odessa, TX. He also was the owner and operator of OBBCO Ranch in DeLeon, TX.

John was an avid big-game hunter, international traveler and life-long Dallas Cowboys fan. He loved God and his family above all else. He was very generous with his family and friends and supported many ministries around the world.

John is survived by his wife, Selene Holdridge, of Odessa; his children, Ray Holdridge, of Odessa, Kellie Baker and her husband, Clarke, of DeLeon, Diane Pass and her husband, Hulen, of Ft. Stockton. Lorie Koonce and her husband, Brad, of DeLeon, TX, Julie Stupp of Odessa, Natalie Foy and husband, William of Odessa, Justin Holdridge of Odessa and Alexa Holdridge, of Odessa; his grandchildren, Michael Davidson, Jr., Derek Koonce, Cliff Holdridge, Chase Holdridge, Jonathan Davidson, Matt Holdridge, Morgan Anderson, Paige Genovese, Zachary Holdridge, Daria Baker, Demitra Baker, Elizabeth Stupp, and Maygan Holdridge; his great grandchildren, Grace, Elijah, Anna Ruth, Hope and Mason; siblings, Joann Smith of Odessa, Roy and Maxine Holdridge of Odessa, Dottie and Clemons Lemke of Stafford, VA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Nancy Holdridge; siblings, Rob Holdridge, Mickie Patton, and his daughter, Michelle Anderson.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at First Assembly of God Church at 1101 N. Lee St., Odessa, TX with Jimmy Dennis of Agape Ministries officiating.

Graveside Services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Oliver Springs Cemetery in DeLeon, TX and will be officiated by his grandson, Cliff Holdridge of Tahoka, TX.


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  1. Linda Spicer
    Darien, GA

    Much Love and Prayers for Comfort and Peace for Natalie, Zack and the family. Carry on his love and legacy. He had a full life and loved well. Be joyful he is no longer in Pain and is now watching over you. We Love you.

  2. Tim Krieg
    Amarillo, TX

    John is in a better place now and may he rest in peace. I wish all the family members nothing but good things. May God be with you during this time of sorrow and lift you up.

  3. Tim Krieg
    Amarillo, TX

    John is in a better place now and may he rest in peace. I wish all the family members nothing but good things.

  4. Vernon Tryna Wills
    Odessa, TX

    We will love and miss you! Until we meet again. 😘

  5. Terry & Lisa Mitchell
    Odessa, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Didi Rubel
    Fredericksburg, VA

    Uncle John you will always be in our hearts I have so many fun memories of you that I will hold close and share with my kids and grand kids. I love you!

  7. Haley Painter
    De Leon, TX

    I will forever miss you and the amazings you have done to for my meme ! You was truely a blessing to our life ! Prays to the close family

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