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Elmer Aldridge

Waycross, Georgia

June 9, 1930 - June 10, 2024

Elmer Aldridge Obituary

Elmer Aldridge, born on June 9, 1930, peacefully passed away on June 10, 2024, a day after

his 94th birthday. He was the oldest son of Mattie Lee and Lonnie Aldridge and grew up on the

family farm on Central Avenue.


Elmer served his country as a veteran of the Korean War, and dedicated two years of his life to service between 1950 and 1952. Upon returning, he married the love of his life, Blanche

Aldridge, on April 7, 1952. Their union lasted an extraordinary 72 years, filled with love and life.


Elmer is survived by his wife, Blanche Aldridge, of Waycross; his daughter, Donna Aldridge of Atlanta; his son, Emuel Aldridge (Juana Gnecco) of Athens; and his granddaughters, Gina

Titelman of Atlanta and Ana Aldridge of Athens. He is also survived by his sister, Lou Rainie

Cadoura (Wayne Caffarel), and his brother, Clyde (Barbara) Aldridge, both residing in Waycross.

Elmer was a loving father and husband, and an amazing handyman who could seemingly build,

install or fix anything. He was an unbeatable horseshoe player who somehow always rose to the

challenge to outplay his opponents. Elmer was an avid gardener who maintained a huge fruit

and vegetable garden and a two acre yard full of plants and flowers until the end. He loved to

help other people with their projects and drew great pleasure from sharing his blueberries,

lemons, and vegetables with family, friends and random acquaintances.


Elmer also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, bringing joy to his family and friends with his music. During his time in the army, he drew on his musical talents to bypass kitchen and

janitorial duties by performing for his fellow service members while they worked.


Elmer dedicated over 30 years of his career to Georgia Power, working in Waycross, Tifton, and Baxley, Georgia. His final position was at the Plant Hatch nuclear power plant, where he

managed the Supplies Department and supervised warehouse employees. Additionally, he was

a hard worker and successful businessman in his community, owning and operating Red Top

Trailer Park and various rental properties in Brantley County.


Elmer was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and many

members of the community.


A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday (June 12, 2024) at Music Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at High Bluff Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation to the Satilla Hospice or to the James M. Dye Foundation at South Georgia State College would be appreciated.


Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.


Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Elmer Aldridge hosted by Music Funeral Home.

Elmer Aldridge, born on June 9, 1930, peacefully passed away on June 10, 2024, a day after

his 94th birthday. He was the oldest son of Mattie Lee and Lonnie Aldridge and grew up on the

family farm on Central Avenue.


Elmer served his country as a veteran of the Korean War, and dedicated two years of his life to service between 1950 and 1952. Upon returning, he married the love of his life, Blanche

Aldridge, on April 7, 1952. Their union lasted an extraordinary 72 years, filled with love and life.


Elmer is survived by his wife, Blanche Aldridge, of Waycross; his daughter, Donna Aldridge of Atlanta; his son, Emuel Aldridge (Juana Gnecco) of Athens; and his granddaughters, Gina

Titelman of Atlanta and Ana Aldridge of Athens. He is also survived by his sister, Lou Rainie

Cadoura (Wayne Caffarel), and his brother, Clyde (Barbara) Aldridge, both residing in Waycross.

Elmer was a loving father and husband, and an amazing handyman who could seemingly build,

install or fix anything. He was an unbeatable horseshoe player who somehow always rose to the

challenge to outplay his opponents. Elmer was an avid gardener who maintained a huge fruit

and vegetable garden and a two acre yard full of plants and flowers until the end. He loved to

help other people with their projects and drew great pleasure from sharing his blueberries,

lemons, and vegetables with family, friends and random acquaintances.


Elmer also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, bringing joy to his family and friends with his music. During his time in the army, he drew on his musical talents to bypass kitchen and

janitorial duties by performing for his fellow service members while they worked.


Elmer dedicated over 30 years of his career to Georgia Power, working in Waycross, Tifton, and Baxley, Georgia. His final position was at the Plant Hatch nuclear power plant, where he

managed the Supplies Department and supervised warehouse employees. Additionally, he was

a hard worker and successful businessman in his community, owning and operating Red Top

Trailer Park and various rental properties in Brantley County.


Elmer was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by his family, his friends, and many

members of the community.


A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday (June 12, 2024) at Music Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at High Bluff Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 5:30 to 6:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation to the Satilla Hospice or to the James M. Dye Foundation at South Georgia State College would be appreciated.


Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.


Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Elmer Aldridge hosted by Music Funeral Home.

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