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John Lee Aldrich, Sr., 78, of Holden, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Ridge Crest Nursing Center in Warrensburg, Missouri.

He was born on November 27, 1941 in Bunceton, Missouri, the son of Bill and Lola (Hill) Aldrich. John served in the United States Army, spending three years and three months stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska.

He was an employee of Western Electric, where he worked in electroplating as a gold plater.

John moved from Belton, Missouri to Holden, Missouri in 1969. He was of the Christian faith.

John is survived by his wife, Betty L. Aldrich of Holden, MO; three sons, John Lee Aldrich, Jr. and wife Arline Marie of Holden, MO, Ronnie Wayne Aldrich and wife Marsha Hedglin of Holden, MO, and Donald Eugene Aldrich and wife Season of Holden, MO; one brother, Donald Charles Aldrich of Sedalia, MO; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lola Hill; one son, Jerry Dale Aldrich; two brothers, Clarence Aldrich and William Luther Aldrich; and three sisters, Mary Crum, Helen Pauls and Norma Jean Hill.

Services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO.

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