Billy E. Aldridge, Sr., 70, of Clarence, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2008, at approximately 6:40 a.m. at Clarence Care Center, Clarence.
He was born January 27, 1938 in Cabool, Missouri, the son of William Charles and Pearl Crossland.
On April 6, 1959, he was united in marriage to Nellie Mae LeMasters Hubbard. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1981.
Billy is survived by three children, Billy Aldridge, Jr. and Nellie Griffin of Macon, Missouri, and John Aldridge of Clarence; four stepchildren, Mary Ettinger of West Plains, Missouri, Charles Hubbard of Clarence, and Darla Stafford and Mike Hubbard of Mtn. View, Missouri; three sisters, Connie Coffman of Webster Grove, Missouri, Donna Ayers of Nixa, Missouri, and Jane Ratterree of Webster Grove; 20 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles Aldridge; an infant brother, Bobby; and one sister, Marge Middleton.
Billy was a Baptist by faith. He worked as an auto mechanic most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool and being with his family and friends.
Private memorial services are planned at a later date.