Howard Charles “Chuck” Baldridge

MOUNT VERNON — Howard Charles “Chuck” Baldridge, 67, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the Centralia Fireside Nursing Home.

He was born April 9, 1955, in Peoria, the son of Howard A. Baldridge and Margaret (McAfee) Baldridge. He married Tomi Quick on July 17, 1976, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2016.

Chuck is survived by his companion: Judy Luer of Mt. Vernon, his brother: Dale Dawson and wife Jani, a special niece: Katrice Keenan and family; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Howard and Margaret Baldridge, wife: Tomi Baldridge, a brother: Michael Baldridge, and two sisters: Barbara and Sarah.

Chuck was a Centralia High School Graduate of Class of 1977 and he also graduated from the University of Illinois with his Bachelor of Arts. He worked at the First State Bank in Centralia, as well as Hesco Division of MRL in Hoffman, and at Stanford in Salem. In 2000, Chuck helped open and run Midwest Truck Accessories in Mt. Vernon and he later retired in January of 2022.
Chuck was an officer with the Marion County ESDA for 20 years. He was also an Eagle Scout, a Virgil member of the Order of the Arrow (BSA as well as Senior Demolay). He was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ in Irvington.

Funeral Services for Chuck Baldridge will be held at 2 pm. Friday, June 24, 2022, at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Stacy Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Boyd Cemetery in Boyd.

Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. Friday until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Control Department and/or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to Chuck’s family.

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