Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Billy “Bill” R. Aldridge

Billy “Bill” R. Aldridge, 81, of Norwood passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in his home. A public viewing will be held from 11 am until 1 PM on Friday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. A private service and burial will follow with Rev. Mary Hatley, Rev. Steven Aldridge and Chase Aldridge officiating.

Born February 19, 1939 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas High Aldridge and Mary Vernell Biles Aldridge. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and retired from NC Natural Gas.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Simpson Aldridge of the home, sons Thomas Aldridge and wife Pamela of Norwood and Steven Aldridge and wife Erin of Norwood, sisters Margie Tyson of Conover and Frances Crisco of Oakboro, five grandchildren Hannah Aldridge, Brandon Aldridge, Hailey Aldridge, Chase Aldridge and Trent Aldridge.

The family requests that memorials be made to Community Hospice and Home Care, 1024 Albemarle Rd. #904, Troy, NC 27371.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Aldridge family.


  • John Carrickhoff Posted May 6, 2020 9:53 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Family…..

  • Cindy B. Almond Posted May 8, 2020 10:59 am

    I’m sorry for the loss of Bill. He took such good care of Carolyn. I used to see them together in pool at YMCA and it amazed me how he cared for her. God bless his family and his Cedar Grove family as well. May God comfort you all.

  • Sylvia Smith Russell Posted May 8, 2020 11:25 am

    Carolyn, Tommy, and Steven, we are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace and comfort knowing Bill is in his eternal home and we will see him again, Love to all.

  • Sybil Tyson Almond Posted May 8, 2020 9:45 pm

    Sorry to hear of Billy’s death.

  • Ellen Boyd Posted May 9, 2020 6:27 am

    Hannah, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray God will be with you and give you strength during this very difficult time

  • Eric M Johnsen, MD Posted May 9, 2020 10:36 am

    I am proud to say that I had the privilege to be Billy and Joyce’s physician for over 35 years. I couldn’t have asked for two more wonderful people to know as friends as well as patients. Billy had such determination that no medical condition was going to stop him from living his life and caring for Carolyn.My best , also, to his sons Thomas and Steven.God Bless, Dr J

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