Ethel Lee Eastridge, age 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 10, 2017 at her home in Leesburg, FL surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Clarence “Shorty” Eastridge for 76 years, who preceded her in death on November 4, 2016. Ethel was the loving mother and mother-in-law to Patricia and Gary Teague, Leesburg, FL and Judy and Willie Cobb Jr. of Longboat Key, FL.
Adored “Mamma” of five grandchildren, Tracy (Leigh) Teague, Lori (Todd) Smith, Brady (Rachel) Teague, Travis (Kara) Cobb, and Jodi (Brad) Duncan, and 13 great-grandchildren, Laura (Spencer) Hall, Sam Teague, Logan and Lindsay Smith, Davis, Hannah and Halle Teague, Kennedy, Caroline and Will Cobb, and Max, Jack and Charlie Duncan.
Beloved aunt of Jack, Joe, Ken and the late Wilma Williams, B Pope, the late Alma Lee Pope and the late Jimmy Pope, Janie Ledbetter and Doug Helton, and Ricky, Edna Ruth and Billie Sue Williams.
Ethel was reunited in eternity with her parents Henry and Iris Williams, infant son Clarence David, and siblings, EJ, Paul, Vester, and Bill Williams, Edith Pope and Edna Helton. Also survived by a number of other family and friends.
Ethel retired from Goshen Local Schools, Goshen, OH in 1983 with over 30 years of service in the teaching and counseling fields in both Kentucky and Ohio. She went on to enjoy nearly 35 years of retirement with Shorty in Leesburg, FL. Ethel learned to paint in her golden years and created many beautiful oil paintings for her family. She cherished lake time fishing with Shorty and her grandchildren and treasured visits from friends and family. She was an avid sports fan and loved “coaching” the Cincinnati Reds and KY Wildcats on TV from her recliner with Shorty. Ethel was a member of First Baptist Church, Leesburg, FL.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Eastridge will be Tracy Teague, Brady Teague, Travis Cobb, Todd Smith, Brad Duncan, Sam Teague and Davis Teague. Honorary Pallbearers include Joe and Ken Williams, B Pope and Chris Hembree.
Visitation: Sunday, July 23rd, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, Corbin.
Funeral Sunday, July 23rd, 3:00 PM at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.
Burial immediately following in Calvary Cemetery, Corbin, KY.
The family will gather at David’s Steakhouse and Buffet immediately following the burial. All are invited to attend.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778 or First Baptist Church Leesburg, 220 N. 13th St., Leesburg, FL 34748.
Messages may be written to the family at