Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Joe Glenn Aldridge

Joe Glenn Aldridge, 80, of Oakboro, NC passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. His funeral service will be 3 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Cottonville Baptist Church with Rev. Alex Willoughby officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Full Military Rites and Masonic Graveside Rites.  The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care on Friday evening from 6 until 8 PM.

Born October 30, 1938 in Cabarrus County, NC he was the son of the late Jason George Aldridge and Ruby Adlaid Scarboro Aldridge.  He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy and also retired as a correctional officer from the State of NC Prison System.  Joe was a 1956 graduate of Norwood High School.  He was a member of Cottonville Baptist Church and was very active with the Stanly County DAV and its ritual team.  He was also a member of Pee Dee Lodge 150 A.F. and A.M.  Joe loved deep-sea fishing and enjoyed reunions with his military friends.  He also loved his family and his grandchildren.

Mr. Aldridge is survived by his wife Esther H. Aldridge of the home, 2 sons Joe Aldridge Jr. (Lorie) of Norwood and Gary Jason Aldridge of Norwood, a brother Donald Aldridge, 5 grandchildren Adam Aldridge, Alan Aldridge, Daniel Simpson, Jason Aldridge, and Jacob Aldridge, and 2 great-grandchildren Sophie Aldridge and Gracyn Aldridge.  A brother Bobby Aldridge preceded him in death.


  • Tiffiny Aldridge Parker Posted November 14, 2018 3:02 pm

    I was saddened to hear that Joe passed away. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. May God continue to provide you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Sandra Steen Posted November 14, 2018 5:26 pm

    My Dear Esther, So saddened to hear of Joe’s passing, but know that you had a good life together. I will be out of town til Sunday, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Larry and Nancy Huneycutt Posted November 14, 2018 6:09 pm

    Nancy and I are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God bless and hold you and your family close.

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted November 14, 2018 9:34 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for God to wrap you in his arms and comfort you now and in the days to come.
    God bless you
    Sending hugs and prayers

  • Norman and Doris Parker Posted November 14, 2018 10:07 pm

    Esther, we were so saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. What a wonderful and dear friend!!! Joe
    and I were shipmates for many years and I treasured his friendship. Rest in peace good buddy.

  • Shelia Poplin Posted November 15, 2018 1:34 am

    Esther, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will remain in my prayers. Hold fast to all the beautiful memories that will always love in your heart for they become more precious with each passing day.

  • John and Mary Boyd Miller Posted November 15, 2018 7:59 am

    Dear Esther and family,
    We extend our heartfelt Sympathy to each of you!
    We hold you close in prayer today and in the days ahead for Peace and Comfort in your loss of Joe Glenn!

  • george lowder Posted November 15, 2018 9:31 am

    He was the one of the people i watched and admired the way he carried himself and conducted his business, I wanted to become a mason because of him.

  • Nikki wolfarth Posted November 15, 2018 9:44 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I am truly sorry for your loss. What a wonderful soul! I always enjoyed seeing him come in for a haircut and talking with him. He will be missed greatly!

  • Philip Weathersbee Posted November 15, 2018 11:55 am

    A brother in arms my you have eternal Peace.

  • Cindy Aldridge Scott Posted November 15, 2018 12:45 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Esther and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers during the days to come.

  • Nancy Burris Posted November 15, 2018 9:15 pm

    Easter , I did not know him but I have seen you together. I could see the love of the Lord in him. And it will be with you through this sad time . Love. To you

  • Larry and Nancy Duke Posted November 15, 2018 9:42 pm

    Dear Esther…Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Joe Glenn was a good man. It seems just the other day that he, myself, and David Nance left Albemarle on a Trailways bus headed to Raleigh (11 Jun 1957). The next day we were sworn into the US Navy. Then on to boot camp in Bainbridge Maryland…The start of a career in the US Navy. Smooth sailing Joe.

  • Glenda Poplin Posted November 16, 2018 2:29 pm

    So sorry. Always know our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you.

  • Teresa Aldridge Cumbie Posted November 16, 2018 11:27 pm

    Esther, I am heartbroken to hear of Joe Glenn’s passing. I’ll never forget him hitch-hiking from Charleston, I believe, and he popped by our house. Mama gave him some food and asked him when he wanted that ride to see his Esther and boys. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful cousin and of course you too. Love you dear.

  • Roy F. and Shelby D Helms Posted November 17, 2018 9:10 pm

    Sorry to hear of your great loss…. My Gods Love and Peace be yours in the difficult time..

  • gloria thompson (Jean) Posted November 17, 2018 9:50 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. I pray that you will be comforted by remembering all the wonderful things about him and the life you shared. God bless you and your family.

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