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Gary Lee Aldridge

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Aug. 02, 2022 - 2:04 PM

Gary Lee Aldridge

The Newnan Times-Herald

Gary Lee Aldridge, age 75 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022, surrounded by family.

He was born on December 15, 1946, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the son of the late James Nix Aldridge and Virginia Daniel Aldridge.

He graduated from Newnan High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of West Georgia. Gary was an accountant for Southwire Company for 22 years and held many rental and real estate investments. He was an avid golfer and when he wasn’t working or spending time with his family you could find him on the golf course.

Gary was President of the Optimist Club of Carrollton, Vice President of Optimist Club International, and a longtime and faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kara McClung Aldridge; children, Matthew Porter, Tim Porter, Kim Mashburn, and Jonathan Porter; grandchildren, Blake, Avery, Cameron, Alexis, Courtney, Dylan, Timothy, Adriana, Alex, Brianna, Mayson, Madison, and Cole; and a number of great-grandchildren who were the light of his life.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by his brothers, Alan Aldridge and Mark Aldridge; daughters, Tara Smith, and Patti Matthews; and grandson, Hunter Porter.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 3 p.m. from Tabernacle Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Allen officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Gary’s name to one of the following:

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Children’s Music Ministry

150 Tabernacle Baptist Drive

Carrollton, Georgia 30117

St. Jude

501 St. Jude Place

Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.