Michael Clay Aldridge, age 43, of Cannon Lane, Vilas, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Born January 4, 1978 in Watauga County, he was a son of Anita Cannon Miller and Danny Edward Aldridge. Michael loved his family and enjoyed his dog and constant companion, Sammy.
He is survived by his mother, Anita Miller and her boyfriend, Melvin Ragan; father, Danny Aldridge; brother, Shawn Aldridge and fiancé, Michelle and son, Jackson; maternal grandmother, Shelby Cannon; paternal grandmother, Betty Aldridge; aunts, Gail Winebarger and fiancé, Mr. Darrell and Teresa Cannon and fiancé, Ray Staford; uncle, Bruce Cannon; and cousins, Andrew, LeAnn, Cole and Cody Ellis, Mandy, Mike, Case, Asher, Isaac and Ella VanWingerden, Cheyanne Cannon, Dakota, Jay and Delaney Pierce, Autumn, Lucas and Carolina Gray and Skylar Cannon.
Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Herman Clay Cannon and his paternal grandfather, Jim Aldridge.
Graveside services for Michael Aldridge will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2021, at 2:30 at the Cable-Matheson Cemetery, Rush Branch Road in Sugar Grove. Officiated will be Rev. Chad Cole and Rev. Daniel Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the Watauga Humane Society, PO Box 1835, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared at austginandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Aldridge family.