Grant Aldridge (3-16-16) service 3-23-16

Grant Noble Aldridge, 84, of Savannah, died Wednesday, March 16, in Jackson, Tennessee.
He was born in Chattanooga,  the son of the late Leo Marshall and Hester Shipley Aldridge. He was united in marriage to Patricia Evelyn Sullivan, who survives.
Mr. Aldridge served his country in the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War, where he was awarded an Air Service Medal. He was a resident of Rochester, New York for 45 years. While living in Rochester, he helped establish Teen Challenge and served as president. He was an educator for Hilton Central School District in Rochester, New York. He established the Greece Assembly of God in the Greece suburb of Rochester.  He was a pastor in the New York district for 50 years.  He has also been a pastor of Pyburn Union Church before moving to New York. While living in Savannah, he taught at Central High School and began the guidance program and served as the first guidance counselor. He also authored two books.
In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by his two daughters, Cheryl Schang of Florida and Aleta Lander of Seattle, Washington; three grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce Acomb of New York.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Gayle Aldridge.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 23, at Pyburn Union Church in Savannah with George Gianopulos and Harry Nolen officiating. Burial followed in Pyburn Cemetery at Savannah.

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