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Amos Aldridge

January 16, 1920 — December 31, 2016

Amos Aldridge, 96, beloved, husband, father, and grandfather was called to his eternal resting place on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born on January 16, 1920 in Tokeen, TX, to Douglas and Sarah (McMillon) Aldridge. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Cotton) Aldridge; children Pam Guffey and husband Joe, Lanny Aldridge and wife Sherry, and Sarah Hastings and husband Leland; grandchildren Todd Guffey and wife Tai, Trey Guffey and wife Julie, Joley Guffey-Hatter, Curry Aldridge and wife Shana, Ryan Aldridge and wife Liz, Brent Hastings and wife Melanie, and Megan Hastings; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Upon attending Content schools and graduating from Lawn High School, Amos gained an academic scholarship to attend UCLA. During his time in California, Amos and his twin brother Amon made extra money by singing on the radio, with Roy Rodgers, and could often be found humming his favorite classics and hymns even in his final days. He returned to Texas to marry his sweetheart, Dorothy Faye, in 1943 and to begin their lives in the farming and ranching for the next 73 years. Amos and Amon, raised registered Brangus cattle in north east Runnels county. They earned recognition as an innovative entrepreneur in the field of cattle ranching, using records and historical data to better their herd and agriculture business.

The attack on Pearl Harbor, Amos volunteered to serve during World War II in the Navy. He served aboard various aircraft carriers: USS Charger (CVE 30), USS Wolverene (CVE), USS Bonhomme Richard (CV 31), and the USS Boxer (CV 21), his longest tour of duty was on the USS Boxer. Amos was one of the first individuals in Japan providing relief after the bombing and surrender of Japan. Amos also worked one year on for Douglas Aircraft then at North American Aviation in Arlington.

Amos was a member of the Lebanon Primitive Baptist Church were he served as a deacon, and was Baptized in 1939. He was a member of the West Texas Brangus Breeders Association, Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, and the Jim Ned School Board.

He always strove to be the best in all he attempted, and expected the same of those around him. Amos lived a full life, instilling in his family the same values that he held closely – the importance of hard work, the love of fishing, loyalty, laughter, and faith in God.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:00am in the Lawn Baptist Church’s sanctuary, officiated by Troy Barrington, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 2, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home in Tuscola.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to C/O Lanny Aldridge, Primitive Baptist Church of Lawn, 101 Cr 186, Goldsborro, Tx 79519.


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