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John Ernest Goodridge 

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John Ernest Goodridge was born November 13th, 1947 to Paul Andrew Goodridge and Dorothy Mae Kiker Goodridge.

He grew up in Wewoka, OK where he graduated high in 1965. He then attended East Central University.

Shortly after graduating John followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the United States Air Force as an Explosive Ordnances Disposal (EOD) airman, where he served in Vietnam and Thailand.

John left us on Friday July 23rd, 2021 at the age of 73 years 8 months and 11 days.

On August 2, 1974 John married Mary Beth (Salyer) Goodridge in Wewoka, Ok.

Then moving to the Houston, TX area where John finished his Associate degree in Welding while working for Texas City Refinery going on to work for Shell Oil.

John later moved back to Oklahoma where he worked for the next 38 years. He worked on the south side of Oklahoma City for Quarles Drilling then Patterson UTI. When he left there, he would tell you he left many good friends, oil field Crony’s that he enjoyed working with for 38 years.

He survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Beth, and 3 children Julie and Mark Cobb of Reno, NV. Misti Goodridge of Sul-phur, OK. John-Paul and Amanda Goodridge of Stratford OK. Ten Grandchildren Taylor and Cameron Cobb, Kerystin Sexton, Kensley, Kalen, and Kyzer Rochell, Reece Hill, Dayton, Fischer and Gatlin Goodridge.

Preceding him in death was his grandparents Dewey and Nancy Kiker, his parents Paul and Dorothy Goodridge his sister Jenny Goodridge, his in-laws Delbert Salyer and Dr. Laverna Salyer.

Pallbearers: Reece Hill, Dayton and Fischer Goodridge, Justin Collier, Mish Rochelle and Walter Rucker.

Honorary pallbearers: Mark Cobb, Butch Hill and Randy Mitchell

Military Service by US Air Force Honors Team

Services will be held Friday July 30, 2021 at 11:00AM at Abundant Life Church officiated by Rev Willard McCartney, Jr Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur.

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