Larry Dean Aldridge, 71, of Gretna died Monday, February 25, 2019 at Lynchburg General Hospital after a battle with Lymphoma.
Born August 2, 1947 in Pikeville, Ky., he was a son of the late James Oscar Aldridge and Margaret Blankenship Aldridge. He was predeceased by three brothers, Fred Aldridge, Jim Aldridge, and Daryl Aldridge; and two sisters, Jo Keith, and Donna Aldridge. Larry was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He was the former owner/operator of Blake’s Restaurant in Gretna and was an executive food service director with Aramark Corporation working at both Elon University and Campbell University. Larry enjoyed playing golf and cooking.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Lewis Aldridge of the residence; one son, Blake Aldridge and Ashley of Chatham; two daughters, Brooke Farris and Josh of Gretna, and Blair Aldridge of Gretna; one sister, Kay Lehman and Bob of GA; and four grandchildren, Matthew Aldridge, Elizabeth Aldridge, Braxton Sturgill, and Weston Farris.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Zion United Methodist Church by Pastor David Edinger. Burial with Military Honors by American Legion Altavista Post 36 and Gretna Post 232 will follow in Carl O. Moran Memorial Garden.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Colbert-Moran Funeral Home and other times will be at the residence.
Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.