Charles T. Aldridge

  • Born: December 23, 1949
  • Died: September 5, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles Theodore Aldridge, age 69 of Rock Falls, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home.

Charles was born on December 23, 1949 in Sterling, the son of Aaron Isaac and Mary Ann (Mattingly) Aldridge. He was a United States Army Veteran. He married Martha E. (Ruiz) Juarez on August 13, 1984 in Rock Falls. Charles worked as an inventory clerk at Anchor Coupling for 20 years. He loved the outdoors, fishing, grilling out and watching nature. He was a NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhardt Sr. and also a Bears fan. He always welcomed friends and family to his "man cave" for a time of gathering.

Survivors include his wife, Martha; his mother, Mary Ann Stevens of Rock Falls; two daughters, Shawnda (Steve) Yuhas of Sheridan, IL and Jackie (Tim) Bowes of Fort Mill, SC; one step-daughter, Annette Skinner (Kevin Kersten) of Janesville, WI; one step-son, Marc (Virginia) Juarez of Chesapeake, VA; three sisters, Ruth (Dave) Musselman of Bradenton, FL, Joyce Anderson of Beech Grove, TN and Rose (Dave) Cooper of Nashville, TN; three brothers, Joe (Sheila) Aldridge of Jonesboro, IL, Dave (Janet) Aldridge of Rock Falls IL and Richard (Judy) Aldridge of Seneca, IL; two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Aaron Aldridge; step-father, Garnett Stevens; one son, Edward Aldridge.; and step son in law Michael Skinner.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday September 14, 2019 from 1-2 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock falls. The memorial service will follow at 2 PM.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will miss him dearly, he had the knack for giving everyone a nickname and mine was motor-mouth! He always made me smile! Love ya Chuck!!

Posted by Jessica White - Rock Falls, IL - Family   September 14, 2019


I feel so lucky to have known Chuck. His posts each day of embracing this life where inspirational. Whenever I hear Conway Twitty, I will think of Chuck.

Posted by Debi Burke - Riverside, IL - Friend   September 13, 2019

I am sorry for your loss, and will miss him dearly. Our "seating arrangements" will never be the same. I was so blessed to have him as a friend and a Brother!

Posted by Noe Leal - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   September 12, 2019

Martha, Duane and I are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sharon Dillon - Rock Island, IL - Friend   September 11, 2019