A funeral service for Jeff Aldridge, 49, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the Heath Church of Christ, 1331 Chapel Way, Heath, with Pastor Steve Shaw officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
On Monday afternoon, January 2, 2012, Jeff passed from this life into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, co-worker and friend committed to presenting his faith through his life, no matter the circumstance. Physical illness or limitation had no effect on Jeff’s ability to communicate the hope he had through faith in Jesus Christ.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and spent his career with the Columbus Division of Fire at Station 13 on Arcadia Street. Jeff became a Columbus firefighter in April 1989 and continued until his May 2010 retirement. He had been a member of the Heath Church of Christ and a member of the Maranatha Bible Church. Born January 18, 1962, in Columbus, he was a son of the late Ron Aldridge and Toni Aldridge of Westerville.
Surviving are his wife, Gina (Smith) Aldridge, whom he married on September 22, 1990; his beloved children, Allison, Jenna, and Kristen; brothers, Tim (Jane) Aldridge, of Delaware and Dan (Chris) Aldridge of Columbus; his father and mother in law, Ken and Mary Smith of Somerset; brother in law, Mark (Misty) Smith of Glenford; sisters in law, Kathy (Jeff) Wilson and Juli (Art) Kunkler, both of Somerset; several nieces and nephews; an uncle, Gary (Barb) Aldridge of Delaware and an aunt, Virginia Dennis of Westerville.
In addition to his father, a brother, Mike Aldridge, preceded him in death.
Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aldridge children, 120 Canyon Villa Ct., Hebron, OH 43025 or Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
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