Jimmie Dean Aldridge of Willow Springs, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 12 days. He was born on April 30, 1947 in Tyrone, Missouri, the son of Delmar and Goldie (Hall) Aldridge.
Jim was united in marriage to Carlene Crewse on July 6, 1967 in Graff, Missouri, and to this union four children were born.
Mr. Aldridge was a devout Christian. He enjoyed working on old cars and was a well-known mechanic that always helped his neighbors. He was employed at Bailey Chevrolet and UPS together for many years, as well as his own garage at his home. He enjoyed stock car racing, car shows and helping his sons fix up old cars.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Carlene of the home; his children, Tim Aldridge and Mike Aldridge both of Republic, Missouri, Rodney Aldridge of Willow Springs, and Mark Aldridge and wife Missy of Republic; grandchildren Lindsay Aldridge of Marshall, Missouri, Kendra Aldridge of Willow Springs, Alexa Aldridge of Bolivar, Missouri, Maddox and Morgan Aldridge of Republic; and numerous friends and relatives. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the funeral chapel with Charles Horton officiating. Pallbearers are Charles Daugherty, Kenny Smith, Richard Grogan, Gary Grogan, Rob Crewse and Stacey Crewse. Interment will be in Tyrone Freewill Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Tyrone Freewill Baptist Cemetery.