Vernon Riley Eldred, 91 of Cedar Springs, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at his son’s home. Mr. Eldred was born May 1, 1919 in Cedar Springs, MI the son of Riley and Clara (Jacobs) Eldred. He married Delores Zank on March 25, 1939 and she preceded him in death on December 21, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ruth Tiede on February 15, 1971; son-in-law, Richard Tiede; brothers and sisters, Leon, Elwin, L.D., Max, Keith Eldred, Bernice Parker, Eula Truesdale, Norma McNeive, and Thelma Phelps. He was a custodian for Cedar Springs Public Schools and after retirement loved helping the children as a school crossing guard. He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture and was always willing to help others and put them first. Surviving are one son, Bruce (Sheryl) Eldred; grandchildren, Mark Eldred, Melissa (Casey) Ward, Matthew (Marie) Eldred; great grandchildren, Nicole Renee, Stephen Cruse, Nayeli Rose, Triston Matthew, Colton Jon, Riley Davis, Cody James, Kira Elaine, Skylar Devon; many nieces and nephews. Visitation for both Mr. and Mrs. Eldred was held Sunday, December 26 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com. Combined services were held Monday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pilgrim Bible Church, Pastor Michael Shiery officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission Fellowship or the Pilgrim Bible Church.