Neil (Billy) Burl Etheridge, Jr., 73, of Jordan Hill, La. died Friday, April 29, 2011, at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Alexandria, La. He was born Monday, August 9, 1937 in Sweet Water, to the late Neil Etheridge, Sr., and the late Arzella Smith Etheridge.
Mr. Etheridge served his country in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam Conflict.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2011 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Trey Etheridge and Billy Prince officiating. Interment followed in the Corinth Tabernacle Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Etheridge and Hollis Etheridge; sister, Peggy Etheridge White.
He is survived by his wife Christine Etheridge of Jordan Hill, La.; sons, Thomas (Susan) Etheridge of Lafayette, La., Tim (Cinda) Etheridge of Rusk, Texas and Scott (Misty) Etheridge of Winnfield, La.; seven grandchildren, Neil, Josh, Eric, Morgan, Jade, Christopher and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Travis, Bryce, Kaylee, and Eric, Jr.; brother, Ronald Etheridge of Theodore; sisters, Polly Etheridge of Winnfield, La. and Patsy Geisenheimer of Bay Minette.
Pallbearers were Joshua Etheridge, Neil Etheridge, Eric Etheridge, Mark Johns, Dewayne Hicks and Kenneth Evans.
Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield, La. directed.