Aaron W. Etheridge, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, surrounded by his family at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, FL.
He was born June 1, 1944 in Unadilla, GA. He married Linda C. McCasland on February 2, 1975, in Mobile, AL. Aaron served in the Vietnam War, where he was awarded a silver star and bronze star. He also served in the Persian Gulf War. He served our country for 56 years. Shortly after following his retirement, after 29 years of service in the Navy, his love for the sea continued when he joined Military Sealift Command and worked as Boatswain for 27 years until July this year.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Linnie Ernest and Effie Alma (Brannen) Etheridge and his brothers James Edd Etheridge and Linnie Talmadge Etheridge.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Etheridge; daughter, Calinda (Etheridge) McCranie; son, David Etheridge; son-in-law, Brian McCranie and granddaughter, Olivia McCranie.
A private memorial will be held.