Guy P. Eastridge, age 88, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 in Abingdon Health and Rehab, Abingdon Virginia.
Guy is preceded in death by his parents, Fowler P. Eastridge and Mary Ruth Eastridge; his loving wife of over 50 years, Elizabeth V. Eastridge; sister and brother-in-law, Christine and Hershal DeBord; sister, Ula Coe; brother, Gene Eastridge; brother-in-law, J.W. Holmes; sisters-in-law, Dorce Eastridge and Charlotte Eastridge.
Guy Eastridge had his life priorities just right- God, family, country, and his community. Guy and his family were saved March 10, 1970 at their church, Chilhowie Baptist. He was born in Saltville to a large family and spent more than 50 years loving his wife and raising their girls. Guy’s grandchildren were the light of their Papaw’s eye. He enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and elk with family and friends. Guy proudly served his country by enlisting in the US Army as a medic and a paratrooper. He continued helping defend his country through his work at Brunswick for over 40 years. After retirement, Guy enjoyed the good life, farming and being outside. Today he’s reunited with Elizabeth and walking the streets of Heaven with Jesus. What a life!
Guy is survived by his daughters, Patricia “Trish” Eastridge Elswick of Marion, Va. and friend, Billy Shepherd of Groseclose, Va., Pam Hall and husband, Grant of Chilhowie, Va.; sisters, Elizabeth Holmes and husband, Don of Abingdon, Va., Doris Holmes of Martinsville, Va., Betty Coe and husband, Roger of Bluefield, Va., Diane Collins and husband, Bobby of Saltville, Va.; brothers, Jack Eastridge of Saltville, Va., Clyde Eastridge and wife, Guilda of Saltville, Va., Doug Eastridge of Chilhowie, Va., Donnie Eastridge and wife, Charlene, of Saltville Va.; sister-in law, Kate Eastridge of Abingdon, Va.; brother-in-law, Cubby Coe, of Saltville, Va.; three grandchildren, Crystal Hall and friend, Alex Martin of Abingdon, Va., Christopher Elswick and wife, Amy of Marion, Va., Justin G. Hall and wife, Kelsey of Chilhowie, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Trinity Elswick and Mason Elswick of Marion, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Chilhowie, Va.
To share memories of Guy P. Eastridge please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Guy’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.