OBITUARY

Robert Charles Aldridge

August 2, 1933October 7, 2020

Robert Charles Aldridge, 87, of Houston, Texas died Wednesday, October 7, 2020. To his family and friends he was known for his love for his family, his hard work ethic and his sense of humor. He will be missed as the consummate husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was the ultimate salesman through his years with International Harvester, Swagelok and multiple car dealerships. He was proceeded in death by the love of his life, Barbara Jean Aldridge. He will be greatly missed by daughter Tanya Whitaker and husband Kent, daughter Stacy Wagnon, son Bret Aldridge and wife Kathy, son Brad Aldridge and wife Lea Ann. He is also survived by his twelve grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Christ Community Church of Paris, TX. PO Box 6092 Paris, Texas 75461 or https://www.christcommunitychurchparis.com/donate.

Celebration of his life will be held on October 19, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Bridgepoint Bible Church 13277 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas.

Services

  • Celebration of Life and Memorial Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

Memories

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Barry Waller

October 19, 2020

It was with great sadness and a tear in my eye that I learnt of Bobs passing. He will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure to know, meet and spend time with him. Over my years at Swagelok he was not just my boss but became a great friend and mentor. He could hold court, telling stories and jokes for hours but his passion and values touched everyone he came into contact with. Bob has a special place in my heart and the world will be a poorer place for his passing.
Deepest condolences, Barry Waller

Joyce and Woody Newton

October 18, 2020

Bob always aspired to be Vail's next ski instructor. We arranged for the next best thing..
We made him the model for the ski school brochure. A proud moment indeed :-)

Mike Schleyhahn

October 16, 2020

Tanya, Stacy, Bret and Brad,
Celia and I send our deepest condolences and want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was my friend, confidant, coach and mentor. I don't hesitate to share that my life would not be the same today, had I not crossed paths with your Father in 1996. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing and then realized that he is no longer suffering and is now reunited with your Mother. As he used to tell me when somebody passed, "he or she lived a full measure". I think that sums it up very well for your Dad, as he definitely lived a full measure (and then some)! Bottom line is that I absolutely loved him. I've attached a photo of me and Bob at the 2006 Holiday Bowl. He's smiling but wasn't happy as his beloved Aggies got stomped 45-10 by Cal. In closing, we'll be thinking about you over these next few difficult days, but I smile when I think of all of my wonderful memories of Bob Aldridge! With Deepest Sympathies, Mike Schleyhahn

Jo Ann Edmundson Gambino

October 15, 2020

I worked with Bob many years at Swagelok. He was a great friend and coworker. Always quick with a joke. So many great memories. From company softball games, parties, Astros baseball games, and OTC shrimp boils. He was a wonderful man. My sincere condolences and prayers for the family.

Carol Anne Noble

October 13, 2020

Bob and Bill enjoying one of our many relaxing days spent through the years on the water cruising the bay in Newport Beach, CA. They could solve all the worlds problems!🌴⛵️ They’re together again.😇

Carol Anne Noble

October 13, 2020

There are no words that describe the deep sadness of the loss of my dear Uncle Bob. He was my rock, my savior, my lean on whenever I needed a shoulder or a listening ear. He changed my life forever and he knew how much I appreciated him and sweet Aunt Barbara.
His sense of humor and timing was spot on every time! The day Kendal was born he walked in my hospital room joking, making me laugh and cry due to the belly pain of my c-section! UB always called me Carol Anne and I loved that. Kyle listened and learned a great deal about life from his Great Uncle Bob. He loved joking with him too! They were hilarious together and loved their family time. Bob and my dear Bill met when we got married. They soon became best friends! We shared weekly phone conversations and many wonderful family occasions together. He was so proud of his entire family and we were so blessed to call him ours.❤️ One of the greatest men of all time. #GOAT

Hollie Hopson

October 13, 2020

Hollie Hopson

October 13, 2020

Hollie Hopson

October 13, 2020

Hollie Hopson

October 13, 2020

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