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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mark....I pray your up with our heavenly Farther. Enjoying the fruits of our lord. See ya later.

Posted by Kathy Kaylor - chatham, IL - x-spouse   May 26, 2015

I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing.
I have great memories of Mark. We always had so much fun.
May the Lord bless you with strength and grace during this difficult time.

Posted by Kim Sunley Branson - Springfield, IL - Old Friend   May 18, 2015

Aunt Marie, Ryan, and family, we are so sorry for your loss and share in your memories now of Mark which is the part of him that will stay with you until you see him again. As cousins, I remember Mark in the younger days, when we lived in Springfield. Back then we all had a lot of fun and Mark was always a part of that. He was always good to me whenever I would come home to visit. He just seemed to strike up a conversation easily, even when I couldn't find what to say, and I really appreciated that he was so friendly. God bless you all and keep Mark close to your hearts. Love, Steve and Tracy Beck

Posted by Steve Beck - sarasota, FL - Cousin   May 17, 2015

Loved ones live on in memories -- may your remembrances help you through these hard days. You are in my thoughts and prayers.finT8

Posted by Evelyn Murray - Dublin, OH - Friend of Mark's mother   May 16, 2015

So sorry to learn of Mark's passing. My heart goes out to the whole family. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Sharon Bell - Springfield, IL - Friend of family   May 16, 2015

So Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tuffy Petersen - Petersburg, IL - Old Friend   May 16, 2015

So sorry to you all. May he rest in eternal peace. God Bless

Posted by Diane T. Maurer-Howard - Spfld, IL - friend   May 16, 2015

May Mark find peace & happiness with our Lord...he is in a better place. He will be missed.

Posted by kathy Kaylor    May 16, 2015

Dear Marie, I am so sorry of your loss of Mark. May God be a comfort to you at this sad time. Love, Lois

Posted by Lois Fox - Danville, OH - Friend of Mother, Marie.   May 15, 2015


Pat I am so sorry for your loss I know how much you loved him and he loved you.
Mark had a very special way of making everyone laugh. I will miss him so much.
I know now he is with mom and they are cracking each other up.

Posted by Kim Duncan - Rochester, IL - Friend   May 15, 2015


So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Denny & Judy Hudspeth    May 15, 2015


Mark was one of the most funniest guys We knew. he could always make people laugh.
He was always helpful whenever we needed him.
Part of us are relieved he is not suffering anymore, and part of us is Sad he's no longer our neighbor.
He will never be forgotten!
Paula and Danny

Posted by Paula - spfld, IL - neighbor   May 15, 2015