Alfred Herbert “Bunky” Aldred, Jr

Alfred Herbert “Bunky” Aldred, Jr

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 27 Sep 2008 (aged 77)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 60064126 · View Source
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ALDRED, JR., Alfred Herbert "Bunky" Age 77 of Nolensville, TN. Born at home in East Nashville on February 7, 1931; Died on September 27, 2008. He was a graduate of East High School and Vanderbilt University. Predeceased by parents, Alfred Herbert Aldred, Sr. and Evelyn Hightower Aldred; and by special cousin, Etheleen Smawley of North Carolina.

Bunky retired from Rockwell International (Rocketdyne Division) after 35 years, working as a rocket scientist & test engineer. He worked in Huntsville, AL, White Sands, NM, Cape Kennedy, FL, Stennis, MS and various locations in California.

Survived by his loving and devoted wife, Patricia; children, Melodie (Tim) Essman of Colorado, Michael (Kim) Aldred of California & Steven (Tina) Aldred of Iowa; step children, Geoffrey (Jennifer) Curtis of California & Laurel (Ted) Sager of Washington; 4 grandchildren in Iowa; and 4 step granddaughters who dearly loved their Papa Bunky. Also survived by longtime friend and NASA Rocket Scientist, Ted Oglesby of California. Ted and Bunky worked on several Apollo Missions together. On Bunky's 75th birthday, his step-family purchased a star to be named A.H. (Bunky) Aldred. Papa Bunky is off to see his star in Andromeda RA 2h 32m 9s D49 degrees 25 registered with the International Star Registry in Switzerland.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 3, 2008 at 10 a.m., at Woodbine Funeral Home, HICKORY CHAPEL, 5852 Nolensville Road, by Pastor Sylvia Bouiver, Laurel Sager & Tynon Roberts. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Published in The Tennessean on Oct. 1, 2008


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  • Created by: Betty Anne Roberts
  • Added: 13 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60064126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Herbert “Bunky” Aldred, Jr (7 Feb 1931–27 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60064126, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Betty Anne Roberts (contributor 46864361) .