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Aldridge, Larry Ray "Chip"

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September 9, 1964 - June 14, 2017

Aldridge, Larry Ray  "Chip"

Larry Ray “Chip” Aldridge passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the age of 52.

Chip made his debut on September 9, 1964 to Gwenda Aldridge, his beloved mother. Long before the world would come to know his larger than life personality, he made a statement with his larger than most rolls of chub, curly blonde hair, and those wide green eyes full of curiosity. From his breech birth, to his flashy sense of style, you could tell that he was born to stand out, and boy did he stand out. Chip possessed a zest for life that would lead him far away from his small town, to the big city. Chip moved to Dallas, Texas as a teenager, where he became smitten with the night-life and found the diversity that he craved. Chip was a people person through and through and always knew what was best for others.  Beginning with his job as a bartender, to his career in sales of almost everything. He could sell you a drink, a car, a house, a business, maybe even shoes that weren’t your size! It didn’t matter, because he had the ability to charm anyone into his way of thinking.

Everything Chip did, he did with gusto. Mediocrity was not his style. When he won, he won big. When he lost, he lost big. There was no in between. Chip was the same with love. If Chip loved you, he loved you big. He loved without judgement, without expectation, and with a forgiving heart.

At his core, he was a kind soul. In addition to being kind, his sense of humor made him the life of any party, even if he was the only one there! He was optimistic without exception. His faith in the Lord gave him a peace that few could understand. In the face of fear, his faith did not waiver. This was evident during the most trying time of his life. Chip understood that God was using his illness as a vessel to show others, that with Christ, you also find bravery, strength, courage, and eternal love.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”   2 Timothy 4:7

Chip is survived by his mother, Gwenda Aldridge, his partner, BJ Crabb, sister and brother-in-law, Tiffany and Paul Fioroni, sister, Amber Farley, sister, Taylor Aldridge, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James Aldridge; partner, Jack Swartz, and brother-in-law, Guy Farley.

Chip will always be remembered for his kind heart and quick wit. He loved his family and friends beyond measure, and will be missed by all.

Graveside services will be at 12:00 noon, Monday, June 19, 2017 at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrollton.

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Robert Jackson

February 13, 2018 2:03PM

Rest In Piece... friend.

Erick Alsing

August 07, 2017 5:21PM

Chip sorry but i just found out about your passing I want to say it was a pleasure to know you. I am truely sorry that I wont get to see you again.. I hope you are at peace or at least somewhere giving em hell.
Goodbye My Friend..

Tom Cassady

July 06, 2017 11:47PM did we go back. When you lived with Eddie Stark and Whitney page. We're both survivors of that era.
David Duncan....if you see this please contact me....would love to catch up.
[email protected]

Carl D Horn

June 20, 2017 3:08AM

You Know! Carl D. Horn.

Judith Jurica

June 19, 2017 1:56PM

Chip, you were such a special person and such a good friend to me. I am going to miss you my friend but my heart is content knowing that you are no longer in pain. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Fly high with the angels!

Bonita Parks

June 19, 2017 12:22AM

We didn't make our lunch date that we made but at least I got to tell him that I love him before he passed. He was such a good friend and had more faith than anyone I know. He was so brave and put up such a fight and all I can think is at least he isn't suffering anymore and I'll see him on the other side!

David Pryor

June 17, 2017 5:06PM

Chip, Everytime I saw you, you had a smile on your face, and an extra skip in your step! Wishing your soul the very best, and most pleasant Transition to your next role in the Universe(s)!~ Infinite LOVE for you, your family, your friends, and to anyone you had a positive impact on!

~ Namasté ~

David Duncan

June 17, 2017 4:01PM

Until we meet again my dear sweet friend. I remember when I met you, when you had just arrived in the big city! You were all of 17/18 tears old and ready to take on the world! We started a fast and long friendship that spanned many years and many ups and downs! Condolences to your family and may God bless them all. I will miss you and will think of you often. Tell Jack hello and we will see you when I get there. Love David

David Duncan

June 17, 2017 3:36PM

From a little boy of 17 when I first met you, all the years in between, and to your final day, you were always someone that I loved a little bit more than any other! You could piss me off like no one else and make me happy, all in the same breath! Sweet dreams my friend, tell Jack hello! Love David

Michael Lybarger

June 17, 2017 1:52PM

My dear Chip. I'm so glad we got to spend our quieter times here in East Texas together. You fought the good fight. Rest well as I know Jack was waiting for you at the Pearly gates.


June 17, 2017 1:43PM

God bless you my dear old friend. Whitney and Jack were at the Pearly Gates to meet you. Thank you for a lifelong friendship filled with love, laughs, and many good times. You will FOREVER be GREATLY missed. Thank you for always being kind to me. Thank you for the love you always showed me. My heart is broken again. I love you Chop, always!!

Constance Coggins

June 17, 2017 12:36PM

Chip, you were the first person I met when i came to Dallas. Thank you for the laughs and thank you for the years. RIP friend.

Robbie McGuire

June 17, 2017 11:59AM

I am so sorry to hear about the family and friends of Larry. I am a friend of his precious mother, Gwenda Aldridge. I knew Larry when he was young. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

Eddie Lee

June 16, 2017 9:13PM

Chip, you were one of my best friend's and certainly will be missed. You told me several times that you were tired and was ready. You had made peace with God of your understanding. My prayers to your family which you loved.

Connie Gibson

June 16, 2017 6:55PM

So sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏

Chris Carrigan

June 16, 2017 3:34PM

You my dear Chip were a true force. You made me smile and laugh every time I had the pleasure of being around you. You'll be missed. I know that you are with Jack and you are making everyone around you happy. God bless you and keep you. Love you