Claremore Daily Progress

March 15, 2013

Warren Cleon Aldridge

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Claremore Progress

CLAREMORE — A graveside service for Warren C. Aldridge will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

Warren passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2013.  He was 94.

The son of DC and Winnie Mae (Burns) Aldridge, Warren was born in Sallisaw, Okla., but received his education in Claremore graduating with the class of 1937.  Following graduation he attended Oklahoma Military Academy, which is now Rogers State University.

In 1942 Warren enlisted in the US Army and was deployed to Iran with the Persian Gulf Command where he earned the rank of Technical Sergeant.  After receiving his honorable discharge in 1946, Warren continued his education by attending both OU and OSU before graduating from Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis, MO in 1951.

A member of the American Dental Association, Oklahoma Dental Association and the Tulsa County Dental Society, these memberships not only enabled him to interact with others in his profession, but to stay abreast of new changes in dentistry over his 30 year career with the Tulsa County Health Department.  Warren also held membership in the Will Rogers Masonic Lodge in Claremore and Eastwood Baptist Church in Tulsa.

Warren is survived by his nephew Warren Aldridge and wife Terry, their children Heather and Mark Aldridge of Owasso and sister-in-law Barbara Aldridge of Claremore. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother WM Aldridge and nephew Grant Aldridge.