Philip Reid Aldridge
1965 - 2019
ALDRIDGE, Philip Reid Philip Reid Aldridge was born in Dallas, TX on Sept. 17, 1965 to Gene and Martha Aldridge. He played all sports (soccer, football, baseball, basketball) throughout his formative years while growing up in Richardson, TX. He graduated from J. J. Pearce High School in May 1984 where he was a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. Philip went on to play college football at USAF Academy in Colorado Springs. He later transferred to TCU becoming a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was also a member of the student-run TCU Fund. There he received his BBA in Finance in 1988. While at college, Philip met and fell in love with Jenny Jeter. They were married in 1989 and began their careers in Dallas. Philip furthered his education at the University of Texas earning his MBA in Finance & Accounting in 1992. He moved on to the Oil & Gas industry for many years before joining The University of Texas System in 2001 as Vice Chancellor of Finance and Business Development. He held various positions while at UT Systems including a special advisory role for finance and was a member of various internal boards. Additionally, Philip earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He completed Executive Development programs at the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of Business. However, his passion in life was teaching, coaching and mentoring youth calling him to leave the corporate world temporarily to work at Hyde Park Middle School for three years. Coach Aldridge had a passion to share the love of Christ with those around him. From coaching his middle school football and basketball teams, to leading high school students on mission trips to serve at an orphanage in Guatemala, he believed in encouraging the next generation to follow Jesus. Philip will always be remembered for his heart for Jesus, his love for the Gospel, and his faithful prayers he quietly offered on behalf of many others. His leadership and smile have impacted hearts around the globe and will for generations to come. He and his wife Jenny raised their three boys in Austin and their love of church and sports filled their lives on a daily basis. The family made numerous mission trips, most recently to Guatemala in March 2019. Philip left this world on April 23, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones. He is predeceased by his father Gene C. Aldridge. He is survived by his mother, Martha Aldridge, loving wife Jenny, son Reid Aldridge and fiancé Kendall Gilliland, son Andrew "Drew" Aldridge, son Blake Aldridge, sister Ruth Ann Aldridge, brother and sister-in-law J. Bart and Deborah Aldridge, in-laws Glenn and Abbie Jeter, brother/sister-in-laws Scott and Julie Jeter Coupland, two nieces and two nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eagle's Nest International at (an orphanage and children's home in Guatemala) or The American Lung Association at A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2019 in the Sanctuary at Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway, Austin, TX 78751. A reception will follow.
Published by Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2019.
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Sanctuary at Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway, Austin, TX
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We were so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Our love and prayers to his family. We have such fond memories of Phil Jenny and the boys!

Jim and Charlotte Arter
August 25, 2019
Dear Aldridge and Jeter family,
My heart hurts for you all. What a life story. Jenny is a Kappa sister and I knew Philip briefly at TCU. He was a standout leader always. My hands are folded for you during this grieving process. Peace be with you all.
Janie Spillman Ruiz
July 5, 2019
You lived a life with no regrets, many blessings and great memories. Thank-you for being an incredible example in how you lived life and how you faced death.

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May 21, 2019
We are so sorry to learn of Phillip's passing and our prayers are with you. God be near to each of you during this very sad and difficult time. Our fondest memories of Phillip were when he coached Ryan and Reid's Upward basketball team at Hillcrest Baptist Church 's gym. He was so patient and loving to the boys and played a significant role in leading them to a personal relationship in Jesus Christ. We thank God for Phillip's passion for teaching youth basketball and leading them spiritually by example. In His Love,Boyd
Boyd & Dana Hadaway
May 5, 2019
I'm very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring comfort face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold on to. May God continue to comfort your family
April 30, 2019
Blessings to all of you. We loved Philip with all our heart. May the Lord Bless you and keep you; May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
Kay and Rufus Schmidt
April 28, 2019
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in Phillipians 4:6,7.
April 27, 2019
michele vobach
April 26, 2019
We are thankful for our paths crossing with Coach Aldridge. Continued prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time. The Clark's (Allen, Sha, and A.J.)
April 26, 2019
Juliann Krumbholz
April 25, 2019
May your family rejoice knowing you are with God
Chris Jacke
April 25, 2019
René Lawson
April 25, 2019
I'm sorry for your loss. May the true God of comfort, comfort those mourning and bind up the brokenhearted.
Isaiah 61:1,2
April 25, 2019
Sorry for your loss may family and friends be comforted by the God of hope during this difficult time. Sincere sympathy. John 3:16
April 25, 2019
My sincere condolences for your loss of your loved one. May God's love comfort family and friends during this difficult time.
April 25, 2019
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