Averil R. Aldridge

January 6, 1924July 12, 2011

Averil Rex Aldridge age 87, long- term Fairborn resident passed away on July 12, 2011, at Emeritus at Fox Run after an extended illness. Averil was born January 6, 1924, in Pedro, Ohio to Harley and Bertha (Saunders) Aldridge. He graduated from Fairborn High School in 1942, and served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 – 1946. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Flavia Irene (McNeely); sons Averil Dean (LouSena) and Stephen Ray (Rebecca); grandchildren James (Denise) Aldridge, Aaron Aldridge, Scott (Tammy ) Aldridge, Emily Fox, and Gary (Joy) Aldridge; great-grandchildren Ian Aldridge, Alexander Fox, Ethan Aldridge, Gabriel Fergison, Jordan Aldridge, Tyler Fox, Alyssa Aldridge, Kara Aldridge, Morgan Aldridge, Gabrielle Aldridge, Elias Aldridge, and Abigail Aldridge; sister Wanita (Chalmer) Day; brothers Donald (Gloria) and Gary (DeAnn); sister-in-law Katherine Aldridge; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harley Jr. For 30 years, Averil was employed by Universal Atlas, division of US Steel, retiring in 1977. After retirement, he worked as a Real Estate Agent for Brennan and Jeffries for 10 years. He was a member of Rona Community Church in Fairborn for over 70 years, and held many leadership positions. Averil will be remembered for his love and faithfulness to his Lord, and his family and friends, and being committed to living a disciplined Christian life. Funeral service 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Rona Community Church, 1082 Rona Parkway Drive, Fairborn, Ohio, with Dr. James Smith, Senior Pastor officiating. Viewing will be held Friday, July 15, 2011, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Rona Community Church, and 1 hour prior to service on Saturday. Interment will be at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Rona Community Church Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, July 15, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Pastor Gregg Heinsch

July 18, 2011

We are grateful for the hope that our risen Savior provides in the midst of grief and are praying that Christ would be very real to the whole family during this time. Dean and LouSena--we love you and look forward to your return to Florida.

Deborah Ann Stroble (Guedel)

July 15, 2011

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the family members of Averil Aldridge. My love and prayers go to Flavia, Dean, Steve, Wanita, Don, Gary and all extended families and friends. Averil was always there for my Mom Imogene (his 1st cousin). He was such a good man and I know he is with God now. He will be missed by us all.

July 14, 2011

May the love of God, family and friends bring you comfort, and memories of the heart bring you peace.

In sympathy and prayer,

Debi and Kevin King

Stromas Flowers

July 14, 2011

We would like to express our sincere codolences for the loss of your loved one. May God continue to Bless you.

Aldridge Vicki Alice

July 14, 2011

My uncle Averil was a good man and a great brother. He and my father Harley were close. They depended and were there for each other no matter where or for what. My love and prayers are with my Aunt Flavia, Dean and LouSena and Steve and Becky. God has taken him into his arms but out of our everyday lives.