Allen Ray Aldridge Sr.
1944 - 2015
BORN
1944
DIED
2015
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Allen Ray Aldridge Sr.
1944-2015
Allen Ray Aldridge, Sr., 71, of Missouri City, Texas passed away Wednesday, Sept 30th. He was born April 27, 1944 in Eagle Lake, TX. to Martha Crystal and Samuel "Sammy" Aldridge. He was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Missouri City, TX.. He was member of the 1963 Prairie View A&M National Football Championship team. Allen continued his football career with the Canadian Football League and the National Football League ((NFL) playing for the Houston Oilers and Cleveland Browns. He retired as a teacher/coach from Pershing Middle School in Houston ISD.
Allen Aldridge Sr. is preceded in death by his parents, Martha Crystal and Samuel Aldridge, and his sister, Rita Jo Weston. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Cleotha Williams Aldridge, who was his college sweetheart; his children Ronda and Allen Aldridge Jr. (Tajuana); grandchildren Devin, Allen III and Victoria Raye; brother, Vincent Weston; and a host of cousins and other relatives.
Visitation and Rosary will be held Friday, Oct. 9th at 6:00-8:00 pm at Sugar Land Mortuary 1818 Eldridge Rd. Sugar Land, TX.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, Oct. 10th at 10:30 am with a viewing from 9:30-10:20 am at Holy Family Catholic Church 1510 5th St. Missouri City, TX
Interment will be private at Eagle Lake Cemetery North, Eagle Lake, TX


Published by Houston Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2015.
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1510 5th St., Missouri City, TX
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It saddens me to find out we have lost such a great and awesome man. To the Aldridge family from your Philadelphia family. We love you greatly. You are in our prayers.
Detra, Jaiden, and Mekhi
Detra Johnson
September 29, 2016
My condolences to Ronda and Cleotha and Allen Jr. and the family. We've been friends for decades, since the years in Toronto, when Allen Ray played for the Argos. It was so long ago but our friendship has endured. Allen Ray loved his children and grandchildren and I kniw they will miss him too. He will always be remembered.
Sheila Watkins-Bryan
March 1, 2016
Houston, Texas Many memories Rest in peace
December 30, 2015
Dear Aldridge Family,

I am a voice from Allen Ray's Canadian Football League past when he played with me as a rookie for the Toronto Argonauts. Allen Ray and I were room-mates on the road trips - he a rookie Linebacker, I a rookie wide receiver.
I have fond memories of our hectic times together and remember him always as a sweet and thoughtful man. We were both very young and wide-eyed, from vastly different background and, for some strange reason, hit it off very well.

I send my condolences to the family and think fondly of my long time ago friend, Allen Ray.

With kind regards,
Michael (Mike) Eben Toronto Argonauts of the CFL 1968 - 1977
Michael Eben
December 21, 2015
To be absent from this world is to be present with The Lord.
What a beautiful place for you to be. May you rest in peace.

Deloris. ❤
December 17, 2015
JOHN FORD
November 19, 2015
Condolences to the family. I remember Mr. Aldridge as a very kind and gentle man. One that everyone loved. My memories of him are from softball and as I reflect back I remember I used to always look up to him thinking "man he is tall".

Praying prayers of comfort for Rhonda, Allen and Ms. Aldridge.


Piper Butler
Houston
October 13, 2015
My condolences to the Aldridge family. I have very fond memories of Mr. Aldridge as a softball coach and mentor. He was a wonderful person.
Mari Pool
October 13, 2015
Sending prayers and condolences to the Aldridge family.
Luis Marroquin
October 13, 2015
Prayers to the Aldridge family. Mr. Aldridge was my coach in softball with his daughter Ronda. He was a soft spoken man and a great coach. I always remember the Aldridge family at the field together. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Emily Van Nes
October 13, 2015
Condolences to the Aldridge family. I have such wonderful memories having had this wonderful man as a coach.
Laura Marshall
October 13, 2015
My sincere condolences to the bereaved family at this most difficult time. May the God of all comfort provide you with whatever is needed so you can cope with your great loss. Psalms 83:18.
October 12, 2015
Cleotha, Ronda, and Allen Jr., Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God continue to strengthen you in your time of sorrow.
Charles & Betty Frazier
October 10, 2015
May the God of All Comfort be with your family and friends at this time of sorrow. Psalms 83:18 I know Allen will be missed dearly.
October 10, 2015
A true gentleman, an esteemed co-worker at Pershing Middle School and a man of his word who was a joy to know. He blessed many lives with his kindness and helpful nature. I am grateful to have known him.
Jann Harper
October 10, 2015
To the Aldridge family,

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Coach Aldridge was one of the most sincere guys I ever knew. I worked with him for 19 years and he always came to work with some kind of sports trivia that made the work day or week so interesting. He had a way of reaching the kids that I had never experienced prior to meeting him. He made us all better and he will never be forgotten by me.

Greg Hollas
Greg Hollas
October 9, 2015
Coach Aldridge was the best. I worked with him for 16 yrs at Pershing Middle School as the campus police officer. He was a great mentor, friend and always was available to listen. He left is mark on the many young lives he touched...He definitely touched my life...
Patricia Graveline
October 9, 2015
Ronda,I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Pat Adams
October 9, 2015
i met coach Aldridge in 1984 while playing jv football at Kashmere high school one of the best coaches i knew always positive i tease him say ing i want to drive a cadilac like u when i get grown and he would reply u can to the family he will be missed weeping may endure for a night joy commeth in the morning
marcus walker
October 9, 2015
Coach Aldridge was a mentor and a loyal friend. I could always count on him for sound advice. Our years at Pershing were some of the best of my life. He had a positive impact on so many lives. He taught valuable lessons with a smile on his face. He started each season off saying "world peace does not depend on our won/loss record, I'd rather lose with a bunch of good guys than win with a bunch of jerks". My heart goes out to his family and friends. We are all better for having known him.

Wes Shephard
October 8, 2015
Sincerest condolences to the family. Coach Aldridge was a great coach who taught all of his players to play sports the right way - with class, sportsmanship and tenacity. He changed the lives of many young people for the better. He will truly be missed. We will keep him and his family in our prayers.

J.Moffitt
October 8, 2015
Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in his memories and may God bless and keep you in His care. I remember fondly how diligently Allen would call almost everyday to check on and offer encouragement when Robert was ill. We appreciated that thoughtfulness.

Always in our prayers,
Robert and Pat Batteaux
October 8, 2015
My thoughts are with the family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort during these difficult days. Ps. 9:9,10
October 8, 2015
I wit to school there at pershing middle school i remember he was so tall guy
Krystal Jacquez
October 7, 2015
Both my older sister Sidra and I know Coach Aldridge from Pershing. I'm sorry that we can't be at the wake or the funeral, but we're sorry for your loss. He was a good coach to both of us! Please except my sympathies!
Elaine Roberts
October 7, 2015
Allen,Will be missed dearly by all. God knows how we feel and will help us at this time Phil4 : 6-7.
October 7, 2015
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