obit-thumbnail

Alfred “Al” Greene Eskridge Jr.

November 8, 1938 - January 7, 2024
candle-small flame
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
candle-small flame
Andy Sherrill
candle-small flame
Pooh Barnes
candle-small flame
John sweetz Light a candle
Light a Candle
Memorial
Covenant United Methodist Church
1310 Old Spartanburg Rd.
Greer, SC 29650
864-244-3162 | Map
Sunday 1/28, 2:00 pm

Alfred “Al” Greene Eskridge, Jr., 85, of Greer, SC peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 7, 2024. He was born in Shelby, NC on November 8, 1938, to parents Alfred Greene Eskridge, and Elsie Gidney Eskridge. Al was highly skilled in athletics. While at Shelby High School, he played footballContinue Reading

Andy Sherrill left a message on January 14, 2024:
Sorry for the loss to your family. We'll continue to pray for you.
Pooh Barnes left a message on January 13, 2024:
Love never dies..
Pooh Barnes left a message on January 13, 2024:
Al was human, which means not ferfect (sic), therefore I offer these back-handed compliments. As Al got older, he allowed me to play golf with him because he was losing his many golf talents as we all do. Proof of his loss and my poor playing, we collectively lost 25 balls while playing a water-happy golf course in Myrtle Beach... and we only played 9 holes! He tried to teach me about the game but finally said I was unteachable. I tried harder to take his advice. Al had a quick temper also. One day, he was so disgusted after flubbing his tee shot, he threw his new driver and there it went down the cart path scraping up... a healthy fifty yard throw! I being a sports snob said, "Al, I’m not ever playing with you again if you do that again". And to my knowledge, he never did and we played frequently. I consider that a beautiful two-way expression of love and a great example/compliment of listening and a great relationship. BTW, these traits were expressed with others too, not just brother-in-laws… 💕
Spencer Barnes Moore left a message on January 13, 2024:
Al was my Uncle. This description is a perfect summary of his personality. He did have zest for life and was very generous. We had many fun family trips growing up. My fondest memory is my own children experiencing the lake house and getting to tube and jet ski while Uncle Al was at the helm - he loved to push the limit and get a good scream out of the kids! He will be missed. Love to all you Eskridges ❤️
John sweetz left a message on January 13, 2024:
In memory of Alfred “Al” Greene Eskridge Jr., John sweetz lit a candle
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More