John Estle (Kink) Ridge, 92, of Groesbeck, passed away November 20, 2015. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23, 2015, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Church of Christ of Groesbeck officiating. Burial followed at Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Kent, Cody Sunday, Justin Vickery, Tim Barco, Kenneth Shields, and Lewis Garner. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Kent, Herbert Gene Wilson, and Earl Leonard. J.E. (Kink) was born September 18, 1923, to Luther and Eva Boid Ridge, at Box Church, where he spent his early years. He served overseas in World War II. After his discharge from military service, Kink was a mechanic, truck driver, butane gas deliveryman, and convenience store owner. After the sale of his convenience store, he shredded pastures with his Dad and son, Bobbie, and cut many, many cords of wood.