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“Mark....I pray your up with our heavenly Farther. Enjoying the fruits of our lord. See ya later. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Kaylor - chatham, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Sunley Branson - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Steve Beck - sarasota, FL

“Loved ones live on in memories -- may your remembrances help you through these hard days. You are in my thoughts and prayers.finT8 ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Evelyn Murray - Dublin, OH

“So sorry to learn of Mark's passing. My heart goes out to the whole family. May he rest in peace. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Sharon Bell - Springfield, IL

“So Sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tuffy Petersen - Petersburg, IL

“So sorry to you all. May he rest in eternal peace. God Bless ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Diane T. Maurer-Howard - Spfld, IL

“May Mark find peace & happiness with our Lord...he is in a better place. He will be missed. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: kathy Kaylor

“Dear Marie, I am so sorry of your loss of Mark. May God be a comfort to you at this sad time. Love, Lois ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lois Fox - Danville, OH

“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...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Kim Duncan - Rochester, IL

“So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories comfort you during this difficult time. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Denny & Judy Hudspeth

“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...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Paula - spfld, IL - neighbor


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.