Obituary: George M. Aldred

March 22, 1931 – February 20, 2020

George M. Aldred, 88, of Shoals, passed away February 20, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

He was born March 22, 1931, in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Eldon M. and Nondes M. Aldred. He married Wanda Bashaw on February 5, 1953, in Warren, Indiana and she survives.

George graduated from Warren High School, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University and studied at Indiana University. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in Germany and France during the Korean War. He was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, Shoals V.F.W. , and the Shoals American Legion. George was a longtime member of the Lawrence County Rock Club and was a member of the Shoals Lions Club for more than 50 years.

Survivor include his wife Wanda; one daughter Sherry (Don) Beemblossom of Bedford; one son, Kevin (Cheryl) Aldred of Washington; three grandchildren, Aaron (Amanda Duchek) Aldred, Jenna Pablo Gonzalez and Katie Aldred; three great-grandsons, Quentin, Milo, and Theo Gonzalez; and one brother, Daniel Aldred of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Schaffer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Shoals United Methodist Church with Pastor Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals and 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church, prior to the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made in George’s memory to the Martin County 4-H Extension Services or the Shoals United Methodist Church.

The Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements.