Olin Willard Aldridge, 85, of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening, August 9, 2019, 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, Blackshear; two daughters, Johnnie Ann Walker (husband Buddy) and Brenda L Seymour (husband Howard), both of Blackshear; one son, Barry O. Aldridge (wife Darlene), Blackshear; brother, Odie Aldridge (wife Laura), 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 from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 17, from the Alabaha Free Will Baptist Church, 4400 GA Highway 203, Blackshear.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking friends and family to make donations to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Georgia 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.