Gary Michael Aldridge, 69, of Cabool, Missouri, went to be with his Lord after a long struggle with cancer on Monday, August 27, 2018, in his home surrounded by family and friends.
He was born on July 16, 1949 in Cabool to Earl and Florene Aldridge and was the youngest of three children.
Gary was a 1967 graduate of Cabool High School. At the age of 20, Gary married his soul mate Julie Oldenburg from Escondido, California. Together, they raised three children and shared 48 years with each other. Gary celebrated life and lived it to the fullest. He loved music, old cars, fishing, golfing, and trading. But most of all he loved his wife, Julie.
Left to honor and remember his love are his wife, Julie; his children, Jennifer, Carrie and Michael; his mother, Florene; his brother, Earl Ray; and thirteen wonderful grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl, and his brother, Eddie.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude for the love and support from all the wonderful friends and for Hospice Compassus of Mountain Grove for their care for Gary in his final days. Gary was dearly loved by all that knew him and will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Maness Memorial Baptist Church in Cabool with Terry Brown officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to Cabool Senior Center.