Mark Oldridge

  • Born: April 7, 1963
  • Died: May 13, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mark Oldridge, 52, of Springfield, died at 11:06 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his home.

Mark was born April 7, 1963 in Springfield, the son of Thomas Oldridge and Marie McGrew.

Mark was a mechanic fixing everything from airplane engines at Garrett aviation to 4 wheelers at RTD Motor Sports. He worked at Springfield Park District and loved plants and horticulture. Mark was an animal lover, especially his parrot, Paco, and his mini poodle, Daisy. He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Mark Martin, and enjoyed the lake, fishing, boating, 4 wheelers and dirt bikes, and roller coasters. Mark and Ryan shared the hobby of Quarter Midget racing and mechanics. He was devoted to his family and made everyone laugh in his own way. He helped anyone who needed assistance from family to friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his son, Ryan (wife, Julie) Oldridge of New Berlin; one granddaughter, Olivia Grace; mother, Marie McGrew of Springfield; one brother, Tommy Oldridge of Springfield; two sisters, Cindy (husband, Scott) Wooden and Angie Ward (companion, Darren Eddington), all of Springfield; dear friend and companion, Pat Parrish; the mother of his son, Kathy Kaylor of Chatham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

Celebration of Life: The family will host a Celebration of Life from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 1010 N. Park, Springfield, IL 62702.