He formerly worked for Pella. He was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ.
He is survived by his son, Chris Etheridge and his wife Christy of Benton; two grandchildren, Zach Etheridge and Abby Etheridge both of Benton; his father, Willie Etheridge of Benton and his brother, Marvin Dale Etheridge of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Lee Williams Etheridge and his mother, Lalah A. Henderson Etheridge.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. David Myers and Murray Riley officiated and burial followed in the Unity Cemetery.