Olin Willard Aldridge

Born: Wed., Aug. 23, 1933
Died: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
Location: Alabaha Free Will Baptist Church

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Mr. Olin Willard Aldridge, age 85, of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening (8/9/19) at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born August 23, 1933 in Pierce County, he was a son of the late Riley Miller and Rosa Lee Harris Aldridge.  He was a lifelong resident of Blackshear and was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy in the Korean War.  He had worked at Rayonier in Jesup and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for several years, but was retired from Cash and Carry Building Supply in Waycross following a 26 year career.  He was a longtime member of Alabaha Free Will Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.

He loved God, his family, friends, and most of all his horses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight half-brothers, Earnest Aldridge, Doc Aldridge, Harvey Aldridge, Horace Aldridge, Carlos Aldridge, Owen Harris, and Orvin Harris; and two half-sisters, Ileana Harris Roberson and Flora Aldridge Crawford. 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Doris L Aldridge of Blackshear; two daughters, Johnnie Ann Walker (husband Buddy) and Brenda L Seymour (husband Howard), both of Blackshear; one son, Barry O. Aldridge (wife Darlene) of Blackshear; brother, Odie Aldridge (wife Laura) of Augusta; five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren, Amanda Allday (Austin), Chad Tuten, Marcus Aldridge (Katie), Tyler Aldridge (Jacqueline),  Nick Henderson (Caity), Eric Walker (Lindsey), Sarah Hoaglin (Doug), Steve Seymour, Scott Seymour (Noami), and Shannon Horn (Matt); 23 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Alabaha Free Will Baptist Church, 4400 GA Highway 203, Blackshear, Georgia, from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking friends and family to make donations to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Georgia 31501.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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Harrie Barbara McDonald
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all of the family on loss of Olin. Many fond memories of him from horse shows of the past~

Wezee Davis, Brunswick
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Condolences and prayers for the Aldridge family. Enjoyed visiting Olin & Doris at many, many shows over the years.

Pat Raulerson
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
May the Lord hold every member of this family and give them comfort and peace.l thought the world of Olin. He was always doing something to make you laugh or scare you then he would laugh!
God bless you my friend. Now spread your wings and fly high.

Barbara Smith-Fischer
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Doris, Barry, Brenda & Ann, each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Olin was such a special person in our life, always smiling with the kindest words. The Smith family loves each of you. I am out of state and be unable to attend the memorial but each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers❤️ May God wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time.

Mr.&Mrs.Edward Brand
   Posted Sat August 10, 2019
Deepest thoughts of sympathy to all the family.Olin was a long time friend which we rode in horseshows together many years.

Teresa Dixon Bagaria
   Posted Sun August 11, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, that our Lord sends His comfort to you, during this time of loss. I'm sure that when Mr. Olin got to Heaven my mom and dad (J.W. & Sharon T. Dixon) were there to welcome their old friend! He will indeed be missed by many.

Annette Shuman Leverette
   Posted Tue August 13, 2019
My thought and prayers are with the Aldridge family. He was a wonderful man and I always looked up to him. He will be missed. Love and prayers.

Donald and Missy Waters
   Posted Fri August 16, 2019
Barry and Darlene, Our condolences to you and your family. May God Bless, comfort and keep you during this difficult time. We Love you guys, Donald and Missy

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