Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Moody Road, Tazewell, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Judson Fredrick Alridge, “Kang Fish”, was born September 18, 1944 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late Michael Sr. and Vernice Alridge. He was educated in the public school system of Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia. He graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1962.
At an early age, Judson accepted Jesus Christ and joined the Christian bandwagon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia. He was a very active and dedicated member at his church.
After high school, Judson’s passion led him to driving eighteen-wheelers. During his many endeavors, he decided to start Alridge Trucking Company. After many years of driving eighteen-wheelers, he decided to retire. In his retirement, Judson found another passion, in which he showed an interest in farming. This passion lead to him starting Alridge Farms.
In April 1973, he married the love of his life, the late Gloria Porter Alridge. To this union, they were blessed with three beautiful children. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Porter Alridge; his parents, Michael Sr. and Vernice Alridge; his sister, Susanna Alridge Gardner and a brother, Joe “Lil Man” Alridge.
On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2021 at 6:36 pm at St. Francis-Emory Healthcare Hospital, Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, Judson Fredrick Alridge departed this earthly life for an eternal life with our Heavenly Father.
Judson leaves a legacy of golden, precious memories to his beloved family, his children: Judson Fredrick Alridge, Jr. of Buena Vista, Georgia; Vinson Alridge of Ellaville, Georgia; Fredrick Lamar (Jameia) Alridge of Richland, Georgia; Veronica Alridge (Timothy) Sales and Marcus Peiro (Rachel) Alridge both of Columbus, Georgia; his two siblings- Michael Alridge, Jr of Ellaville, Georgia and Linda Alridge Dawson of Warner Robins, Georgia; fifteen grandchildren; a devoted grandson-Dionne (Jessica) Alridge, Leshae Alridge, Breshae Alridge, Alasia Alridge, Alaju Willis, Demarion Sales, Jaila Sales, Jordyn Alridge, Serkimmer Alridge, Fredkeem Alridge, Valencia Alridge, Kelis Wilbron, Kason Yancie, Octavius Staton and Mariyah Alridge; and eight great-grandchildren; his aunts and uncles; Mary Fudge of Hartford, Connecticut; Michael Minter of Atlanta, Georgia; Jimmy (Ella) Porter, Louise Tennyson, and Irene Porter Minter (Milton), all of Buena Vista, Georgia; Nancy Porter of Jacksonville, Florida; his in-laws; Gail Alridge of Buena Vista, Georgia; Lester “June Bug” Ramsey, Jr, Carolyn (Elliott) Ashley, Esabelle Ramsey, Leroy (Kathy) Ramsey, and Janice Ramsey, all of Jacksonville, Florida; one special and devoted nephew-Joseph Gardner, Jr. of Cusseta, Georgia and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.