Earnest ‘Sonny’ Ridge


Earnest “Sonny” Ridge of Granbury, 68, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Granbury.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday, April, 26, 2013, at Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Wiley Funeral Home.

Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Sonny was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Springfield, Mo., to Odie Henry Ridge and Grace Eileen Means Ridge. He enjoyed NHRA drag racing and anything to do with cars. He also enjoyed playing cards, watching wrestling on television and his pets.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a son, Earnest Jr.

Survivors: Partner of 20 years, Debbie Cowen, of Granbury; daughters, Lisa Cobb of Fort Worth, Penny Little and husband, David, of Fort Worth, Ellen Pallone and husband, Chris, of The Colony; granddaughters, Shannon Simants, Erin Desabelle, Jennifer Little, Megan Puente; grandsons, Johnathon Little, Dominick Pallone; great- granddaughters, Olivia and Reagan; brother-in-law, Alfred Pettis of Fort Worth; sister-in-law, Patsy Mills and husband, Charles, of Fort Worth; extended family, Mary, Kim, Jim, Robert, Tara, Caitlyn, Britt, Morgan, Cory, Bailey, Colton Cowen of Granbury; and his beloved pets, Sasha, Chloe and Charlie.

Arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home.