Baldridge, Vernon H., of Kirkwood, Missouri, was born September 14, 1941 in Saint Louis, Missouri, to Virgil and Annabelle (nee Spalding), and entered into rest, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Des Peres Hospital, in Des Peres, Missouri, at the age of 70 years and 6 months.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one (1) sibling, Carol Rodell.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (nee DeSalme) Baldridge, of Kirkwood, Missouri (married June 28, 1969); one (1) child, Jeff Baldridge, of Kirkwood, Missouri; two (2) siblings, Patricia ( Dale) Christy, of Spanish Lake, Missouri and Kathleen (William) Robards, of Lake Oswego, Oregon; and one (1) brother-in-law, Elmer Rodell; and many other relatives and friends.
Vernon loved his family very much. He also enjoyed many hobbies, including collecting basketball and baseball cards, coin collecting, fishing and was a lover of all sports. He is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be held at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 10301 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122, (314) 965-8228, on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, March 19, 2012 10:00 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 243 West Argonne Drive, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Interment to follow at St Peters Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, Missouri. Contributions to St. Peters Church would be appreciated.