Below is a copy of Joseph Sandridge that died in Memphis, TN. It appears this is not the same man I am looking for information on but I posted the obit info in case it may help someone else to make a connection to him.
Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - January 26, 1997
JOSEPH SANDRIDGE, 66, of 1495 Sydney, died of liver disease Thursday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. N. J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home has charge. He was a Mason and a Korean War veteran. He leaves a companion with whom he lived, Dortha Lofton; a sister, Bobbie Carwell of Gary, Ind., and four brothers, Robert Sandridge and Earl Sandridge, both of Tunica, Miss., and Calvin Sandridge and L. C. Sandridge, both of Chicago, and a granddaughter.