Harold Standridge, age 89, of Mount Ida, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019, at his home. He was born January 8, 1930, in Mount Ida, the son of Lester and Elvia Norman Standridge. He married Lestel Danley Standridge on February 5, 1952 and was married for 60 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a farmer. He was a charter member and the first deacon of Lake Ouachita Baptist Church. He was a wonderful husband, father, and papa. Papa Harold will be dearly missed by his family and by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents; one son, David Standridge; one sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Afton Bradshaw; one sister and brother-in-law, Maurita and Cecil Stroope; one brother, Fred Standridge; and one sister, Norma Jean Standridge. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Debbie Standridge and Philip and Kaye Standridge, all of Mount Ida; four grandchildren and their spouses, Alisha and John Pollock of Mount Ida, Jared and Lacey Standridge of Dennard, Cody and Amanda Standridge of Farmington and Amber and Sam Wolf of Benton; 10 great-grandchildren, Allie and Averie Pollock of Mount Ida, Sydney, Sam and Shelby Standridge of Dennard, Jace, Jax, Jordyn Kate and Jenna Standridge of Farmington and Aiden Nally of Benton; one sister and brother-in-law, Jocelyn and James Ford of Russellville; three sisters-in-law, Lois Standridge and Zaylene Danley, both of Mount Ida, and Marilyn Danley of Siloam Springs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019, in Lake Ouachita Baptist Church with Bro. Roy Brooks and Bro. Ty Huitt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, 1 p.m. until service time, at the church. Burial will be in Stanley-Standridge Cemetery, Mount Ida, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Glenwood. Pallbearers will be Jared Standridge, Cody Standridge, John Pollock, Sam Wolf, Rodney Standridge and Charlie Jones. The family would like to thank his caretakers, Kandis Sandlin and Katelyn Cody. They would also like to thank all the nurses and staff at Ouachita Hospice. The caretakers and hospice staff were second to none. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stanley-Standridge Cemetery, Lake Ouachita Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice. Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Published August 25, 2019