Steven Eugene Aldridge Sr.

May 24, 1947January 6, 2019

A Man Of His Word And Known For His Character To His Family And Friends...

Steven Eugene Aldridge, Sr., age 71, passed away on Sunday ~ January 6, 2019 at the Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina. Steven loved just sitting on his back porch and enjoying the view. He worked for and retired from Unitherm for 24 years as an insulator. His children are going to miss his telephone calls and the advice he gave to them. He was always there for them and others. Steven served honorably in the North Carolina Army National Guard for 7 years. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Those left behind to cherish Steven's memories and carry on his legacy are his wife Martha Harrison Aldridge of Mount Holly, North Carolina; daughter: Michelle Aldridge of Gastonia, North Carolina; three sons: Stephen Eugene Aldridge, Jr. (Ida Parker) of Gastonia, North Carolina, Michael Aldridge (Tina) of Mount Holly, North Carolina, David Aldridge (Ashley) of Mount Holly, North Carolina, Daniel Povey of Lincolnton, North Carolina; sister and brother in law: Diane and Danny Carlisle of Belmont, North Carolina; brother and sister in law: Clarence and Brenda Aldridge, Jr. of Belmont, North Carolina; sister in law: Melva Aldridge (wife of Robert Aldridge) of Dallas, North Carolina; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

Steven was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Brenda Rayfield Aldridge. He was the son of the late Clarence Walter Aldridge, Sr. and Ruth Johnson Aldridge. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and sister in law: Jake and Judy Aldridge along with Robert Aldridge.

A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday ~ January 12, 2019 in the Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina with Reverend James Messer, Sr. and Reverend Clarence Aldridge, Jr. delivering words of comfort and hope to Steven's family and friends. Active pallbearers are Paul Aldridge, Jody Aldridge, Daryl Carlisle, John Lee, Michael Wensel, Derrick Warren and Jerry Hendren.

Graveside and committal service with Military Honors accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard will be held in the War Memorial Garden at Gaston Memorial Park, 1200 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, North Carolina.

The family will receive guests from 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM prior to the service.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Steven's guestbook at

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to be serving the family of Steven Eugene Aldridge, Sr.


  • Ruth Johnson Aldridge, Mother Deceased
  • Clarence Walter Aldridge Sr, Father Deceased
  • Brenda Rayfield Aldridge, Wife Deceased
  • Martha Harrison Aldridge, Wife
  • Michele Aldridge, Daughter
  • Stephen Eugene Aldridge Jr., Son
  • Ida Parker, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Aldridge, Son
  • Tina Aldridge, Daughter-in-law
  • David Aldridge, Son
  • Ashley Aldridge, Daughter-in-law
  • Daniel Povey, Stepson
  • Diane Carlisle, Sister
  • Danny Aldridge, Brother-in-law
  • Clarence Walter Aldridge Jr., Brother
  • Brenda Aldridge, Sister-in-law
  • Melva Aldridge, Sister-in-law
  • Jake Aldridge, Brother Deceased
  • Judy Aldridge, Sister-in-law Deceased
  • Robert Aldridge, Brother Deceased
  • Eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.

  • Paul Adridge
  • Jody Aldridge
  • Daryl Carlisle
  • John Lee
  • Michael Wensel
  • Derrick Warren
  • Jerry Hendren


  • Receiving of Guests Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • A Life Well Celebrated Ceremony Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Graveside and Committal Service with Military Honors Accorded by the United States Army and Gaston County Honor Guard Saturday, January 12, 2019

Steven Eugene Aldridge Sr.

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Ashley Goldthrite

January 12, 2019

I'm so sorry for y'alls loss I'm praying yall get through this tough time

Julie and Bart Mace

January 10, 2019

We are praying for the whole family at this time. Sorry for your loss. Sending love!

Helen Hargett

January 10, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear this my prayers are with y’all thro this difficult time!