Mike Aldridge

Published 4:21 pm Monday, August 19, 2019

Mike Aldridge, 75, of Newland, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019.
He was born on March 30, 1944 in Crossnore, N.C., a son of the late Carl Aldridge and the late Ruth Smith Aldridge.
Mike was a member of First Baptist Church of Newland. He was also a member of the Linville Masonic Lodge #489 where he served as Master for several terms. A former mayor of the Town of Newland, he also owned and operated Mike Aldridge Trucking Company with his wife Martha for over 35 years. He enjoyed truck driving, operating heavy equipment, riding motorcycles and restoring old cars. He loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed listening to classic country and ’50s rock and roll, especially Jerry Lee Lewis. His favorite color was chrome but a close second was red.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Aldridge; and son, Michael Aldridge Jr.
Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Martha Johnson Aldridge of Newland, N.C.; daughter, Angela (Tim) Berry of Pineola, N.C.; daughter, Christina Aldridge of Spring Hill, Tenn.; brother, Garry Aldridge of Shelby, N.C.; brother, Dennis (Cindy) Aldridge of Newland, N.C.; sister-in-law, Doris Aldridge of Newland, N.C.; and several special nieces and nephews.
Services for Mike Aldridge were held Monday, August 19, beginning at 11 a.m. from the First Baptist Church of Newland with Dr. Bill Jones and Rev. Dennis Aldridge officiating. The family received friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Sunday, August 19, at First Baptist Church of Newland. Interment followed the service in the A.A. Johnson Cemetery on Old Spanish Oak Road in Newland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seby B. Jones Cancer Center of Boone, The Masonic Home for Children, Linville Lodge Masonic Scholarship, or Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge. Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Aldridge family by visiting our website, www.rsfh.net
The care of Mike and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland (828) 733-2121.

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