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Jay Aldridge
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James Lloyd “Jay” Aldridge Jr., 48, of Kinston, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Jay was born May 12, 1969 in Lenoir County to James Lloyd Aldridge and Rachel Cavenaugh Aldridge. One with a strong work-ethic, Jay worked as a small engine mechanic with Lester’s Hardware. Jay was most happy when out fishing. Whether at the coast, the edge of the river, or on the bank of a pond the tug of a fish on the fishing line always brought a big smile to Jay’s face. Usually dressed in his trademark shorts and t-shirts, Jay enjoyed restoring old cars and loved the sweet sensation of a Salem Silver cigarette. Jay’s family fondly recall his homemade pizza and baked beans. His wife, Sue, loved their Saturday and Sunday breakfasts’ together. Jay always enjoyed a quick trip home at lunch to check on his beloved, Ozzy. Nothing was better than a night at home watching the Animal Channel or weekends spent watching a good race.

A service to celebrate Jay’s life will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Truett officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, Jay is survived by his wife of twenty five years, Sue Aycock Aldridge; his canine child, Ozzy; sister, Debbie Tripp and husband, Sean; brother-in-law, Jose Santillan; four nephews and a niece. A sister, Lisa Aldridge Santillan, preceded Jay in death.

Jay’s family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements have been entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Service Of Remembrance




2:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

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Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551


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