Graveside services for Gary Lee Aldridge, 70, Lawrence, will be held privately at 10am Friday, November 27th, 2020, at Union Cemetery in Baldwin City, KS. The service will be streamed live on the Facebook page of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Mr. Aldridge died Wednesday, November 18th, 2020, at his home.
He was born November 9th, 1950, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Albert and Virginia Aldridge. At a young age, he moved to Kansas and grew up near The Globe Store, where he attended Wakarusa Elementary School. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1969 and shortly after served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Gary worked at Bud Jennings Carpet, Jayhawk Plumbing, and most recently was a bus driver with First Student. His passions were fishing and sports, especially cheering on the Jayhawks and Chiefs. But most importantly to him was spending time with family and friends.
He married Cynthia Ann Reschke on August 15th, 1986, in Lawrence. They had just celebrated their 34th Wedding Anniversary.
He was known for his wit, smile, and caring personality. Gary was friends with anyone he’d ever met. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.
Other survivors include a son, Toby Aldridge, wife Bryanna, and grandson James of Olathe, Kansas; a daughter, Ty Albright and husband Charles of Avon, Colorado; two brothers, Albert Aldridge and wife Joyce of Baldwin City, Kansas, Preston Aldridge and wife Rose of Elizabeth, Colorado; and sister, Jan Emerson of Lawrence, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Lawrence Schools Foundation, in memory of Gary Aldridge, sent in care to Lawrence Public Schools at 110 McDonald Drive, Lawrence, KS, 66044.