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.