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LTC Cleo Debbs Aldredge
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1922
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 2009
Lufkin
Angelina County
Texas, USA

Funeral services for Cleo D. Aldredge, 87, of Lufkin will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Horace Fletcher officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow in the Walker Cemetery.

Mr. Aldredge was born March 30, 1922 in Angelina County, Texas to the late Lurline (Robinson) and Eli Aldredge, and died Sunday, September 20, 2009 in a local nursing home. A former resident of Arlington, Mr. Aldredge had resided in Lufkin for six years. He received a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Omaha. Mr. Aldredge retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Air Force following 21 years of service to his country, and was a prisoner of war during World War II. Following his retirement from the military, he was an engineer for Lockheed Martin. Mr. Aldredge was a member of the Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Aldredge of Lufkin; brother, Curtis "Curt" Aldredge of Lufkin; sisters-in-law, Belle Burgess, Violet Little, Dolline Marshall and husband Jim, and Naomi Knight, all of Lufkin; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, Mr. Aldredge was preceded in death by his daughter, Joy Thornton; sister, Lavone Craft; and brother, Corbet Aldredge.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Published in The Lufkin Daily News from September 22 to September 23, 2009
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Married Elizabeth Modisette on Apr. 20, 1943 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
Name: Cleo Aldredge
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 Mar 1922
Death Date: 20 Sep 2009
Branch 1: AF
Enlistment Date 1: 27 Sep 1940
Release Date 1: 28 Nov 1945
Branch 2: AF
Enlistment Date 2: 6 Oct 1950
Release Date 2: 22 Aug 1966
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 Parents:
  Eli Aldredge (1892 - 1978)
  Lurline Aldredge (1902 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Joy Catherine Aldredge Thornton (1947 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: During World War II approximately 8,939 Allied Airmen ( 7,588 American and 1,351 Royal Air Force ) were imprisoned by the Germans at Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany.
 
Burial:
Walker Cemetery
Redland (Angelina County)
Angelina County
Texas, USA
Plot: N-32
 
Created by: Judy Murphy
Record added: Dec 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62992118
LTC Cleo Debbs Aldredge
Added by: Judy Murphy
 
LTC Cleo Debbs Aldredge
Added by: Judy Murphy
 
 
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Prisoner of War, Plane 42-31748, July 12, 1944
- Judy Murphy
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012

- Judy Murphy
 Added: May. 7, 2012
 
 
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