Basil Eugene Aldridge
October 25, 1927 – July 31, 2020
Basil E. Aldridge passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.
Basil was born to Adolphus E. and Nellie (Smith) Aldridge on October 25, 1927 in Kingsley, MI. He lived in the Kingsley area until enlisting in the Army in 1950. While stationed in Texas near Weatherford, Basil met Wynola Wigington through mutual friends. Theirs must have been a tremendous romance because after Basil’s tour of service and return to Michigan in 1952, he found work in Muskegon, where he could begin building a life. In 1954, he traveled to Weatherford to marry his love on August 4th, 1954. They returned to Muskegon to start a family. Sadly, Wynola proceeded him in death in 2016.
Basil is survived by his 3 children Rodney (Mia), Robin Hicks, and Basil W. (Kristi). 9 grand children John (Katie), Matt (Sarah), Adam (Ashley), Sarah (Joshua), Derek (Melissa), Jessica (Troy), Lacey (Matt), Christopher (Samantha), and Karly. So far, there are 12 great grand children with another on the way (Basil’s favorite times were holding the babies!). Basil is also survived by one remaining sibling, Donna Martin of Kingsley, and several nieces and nephews with their extended families. Basil worked most of his career at Dresser Industries and was fortunate to enter semi-retirement at the age of 55. Besides building and fixing things around each home he lived in, Basil enjoyed traveling, hunting, watching the Tigers, and spending time with family.
Basil was a member of the Muskegon Church of Christ. He will be cremated through Ever Rest Funeral Home and, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the family will hold a private ceremony at Bridgeton Cemetery to bury his ashes alongside Wynola. In lieu of gifts to the family, please do something for someone close and dear to you! The family expresses many thanks to the caring people who are Harbor Hospice.
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Basil Eugene Aldridge
August 3, 2020
I knew Basil and Wynola from church. He was a very nice man and I enjoyed talking to him.
Mary Frazine (Betsy Singleton)