John Marshall Aldridge, Sr., 74, of Pensacola, died Saturday, September 11, 2010.
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Born October 09, 1935 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to Marshall Aldridge and Rebecca DeVinney Aldridge, the Aldridge's were blessed with 13 children. John was the second born and oldest son. He married his beloved Margaret Lyn Acy in 1954. John and Margaret moved to Pensacola in 1956 and worked for Wilson Floor Covering for 17 years. He began working at NAS Pensacola Public Works Center, where he received various meritorious awards and retired after 25 years of service. John was a member of West Pensacola Baptist Church.
John is preceded in death by his father, Marshall Aldridge and brother, George Aldridge.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Lyn Aldridge of Pensacola; mother, Rebecca DeVinney Aldridge of Pensacola; sons, Ralph Edward Aldridge and wife Sue of Longview, TX, John Marshall Aldridge, Jr. and wife Sheila of Naples, FL; daughter, Janice Marie Zuidewind and husband Kevin of Pensacola; granddaughters, Somer Rae Nelson (Chris), Tiffany Lyn Aldridge, Crystal Susan Marks (Jason) and Melva Diane Bittner; grandsons, Ralph Edward "Eddie" Aldridge, Jr., John Charles Aldridge and Britton Creech; seven sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with Pastor Laddie P. Pierce officiating.
Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be, John Charles Aldridge, Ralph Edward "Eddie" Aldridge, Jr., Richard Aldridge, Joe Aldridge, Mike Aldridge and Barry Bailey. Honorary pallbearers will be, James Aldridge, Kevin Zuidewind and Chris Nelson.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Sept. 14, 2010