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July 31, 1931 May 15, 2019
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Obituary for BILLY JOE "B.J." ALDRICH

Mr. Billy Joe “B.J.” Aldrich, age 87, of Republic, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. He was born on July 31, 1931 in Macon, Missouri, the son of Silsby Andrew and Nellie (Good) Aldrich.

Billy proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean Conflict.

He was known as the “jack of all trades;” enjoyed fishing and spending time at the lake; was a man of faith; and was very devoted to his family. Billy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Republic.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Junior and Lloyd; and a sister, Betty.

Billy is survived by his wife, Betty Pauline (Reynolds) Aldrich; three sons and their spouses, Bill and Debora Aldrich, Mike and Donna Aldrich, and Phil and Karen Aldrich; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Jerri Davis, Mary Brown, and Bonnie Day; and many more extended family and close friends.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic Chapel. The funeral service will be at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 in First Baptist Church, Republic. Burial will follow the service at 10:00 a.m., with military honors, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, in Republic. Family and friends may share online condolences at

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6:00 PM 5/16/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel

314 N. Main Ave.
Republic, MO 65738

Meadors Funeral Home - Republic Chapel
314 N. Main Ave. Republic 65738 MO
United States

funeral service




8:00 AM 5/17/2019 8:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church

305 N Main Ave
Republic, MO 65738

First Baptist Church
305 N Main Ave Republic 65738 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Missouri Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

5201 S. Southwood
Springfield, MO 65804

5201 S. Southwood Springfield 65804 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church

305 N Main Ave
Republic, MO 65738

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