On November 21, 2021 Sidney Harrison Aldridge passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 80.
Sidney was born January 26, 1941 to John and Dora Aldridge near Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He grew up on a farm in Childress, Texas with several brothers and sisters. He built bridges with his father before joining the Army in 1967.
Sidney proudly served his country in Vietnam. He was wounded in battle and awarded a Purple Heart. Sidney received The Bronze Star for meritorious and heroic service. After his distinguished career in the Army, Sidney returned to Texas and began a career in the construction industry. During his career he built numerous buildings and advanced to become a Superintendent for Hamilton Acoustical Company. Sidney retired in 2011 and spent the rest of his life with his loving family.
Sidney loved his family immensely. His world revolved around his daughter Angela. From her birth in 1980 she was the light of his life. Sidney was a gruff person, but if he cared for you there was nothing that he wouldn’t do. He was always there to lend a helping hand to his friends and family. Sidney loved his grandchildren beyond measure. He enjoyed spending time playing card games and dominoes. He had a very special relationship with his grandchildren and they loved him immensely. Sidney had a big impact on people during his life. If you were his friend you knew it. He could light up a room with a joke, give advice or a stern lecture. He wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is. He will be forever missed.
Sidney is survived by his daughter Angela Lennon and her husband Mark, his grandson Jacob Lennon and (Kairi Speed), granddaughters Baylie, Audrey, and Jane Lennon all of Midland, Texas. Brother Wallace Aldridge, sisters Margret Barfield, Margie Jimenez, and Martha Aldridge, dear friend Joan Gaffney and Elizabeth Aldridge.
Sidney is preceded in death by his parents John and Dora Aldridge, brothers Raymond Aldridge, Earl Montgomery, Jerry Montgomery. Sisters Mary Cecil, Lily, Barbara Anne, Wilma and several others.
In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations go to The Wounded Warrior Project, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com
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