Cliff Aldridge, 81, of Crossnore passed
away on Nov. 9, 2012, at his residence.
A native of Tampa, Fla., he was born April 18, 1931, a son of the late Obeth Tip and Lenora Driggers Aldridge.
He was a graduate of Appalachian State University and retired from the Toe River Health District in 1993, where he had served as Director. Aldridge was instrumental in the formation of the Crossnore Volunteer Fire Department, where he had served as Assistant Chief and Secretary. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Linville Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite, Asheville Body.
Aldridge was a United States Navy Veteran, having served his country during the Korean Conflict.
Along with his parents, Aldridge was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer Aldridge and Cullie Aldridge.
Aldridge has left to cherish his memory his loving wife, Janet Ollis Aldridge of the home; daughters, Nita Wiseman, and her husband, Rickey, of Ingalls, Beth Heintzelman, and her husband, Scott, of Newland; sons, Kippy Aldridge, and his wife, Amanda, of Lake Wales, Fla., Bouger Aldridge, and his wife, Heidi, of Crossnore; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Cliff Aldridge were conducted 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at the Crossnore First Baptist Church with the Rev. Lander Heafner officiating. The family received friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour at the church on Sunday. Family, friends, and pallbearers gathered at the Crossnore Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday morning at 10:50 a.m. for graveside services. Military honors were provided by the Pat Ray Post of the VFW.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Medi Home Hospice or the Crossnore Volunteer Fire Department.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at http://www.rsfh.net.
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Aldridge family.
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