Name: MSgt USAF Albert Lee Ridgeway, 71
Died: November 5,
2011, in Arlington, Texas
MSgt Albert Lee Ridgeway USAF
(ret), 72, a native of Longview, Texas, and resident of
Grand Prairie, died on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Albert was the oldest child of nine children born to the
late Albert OD Ridgeway and the late Eva McIntosh Ridgeway.
At the age of 16, he would join the US Navy, serving one
full term before transferring to the US Air Force.
During his 25 year service, he would serve various tours to
Long Beach, CA., Japan and Viet Nam. He would become a
highly decorated NCO, working at bases that were home to
Strategic Air Command and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Fighter Jet. He would retire on January 1, 1978.
After his retirement from the military, he would drive
trucks, most recently for Frozen Foods and Warner
Albert enjoyed spending time fishing,
working on vehicles and building his own airplane. He loved
all animals, but his loving Pomeranian dogs held a special
place in his heart. He was a member of VFW and American
Survivors: wife of 41 years, Doris Gary
Ridgeway; children, Matthew Ridgeway, Mitchell Ridgeway,
Lisa Ridgeway, Le Ann Ridgeway; the mother of his children,
Angie Ridgeway; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren;
siblings, Alton Ridgeway, Chester Ridgeway, Dennis Ridgeway,
Richard Ridgeway, Albert Ridgeway, Nancy Rothacher, Peggy
Carver and Karen Muzzy.
Also by his step children,
Walter Hartcock, Alisa Butvin, Lucy McBride, Patricia Bond
and Rebecca Teer. Also by his dogs, Susi Q, John Wayne,
Teddy Bear, Gorilla, Prissy Cissy and Crystal Gail.
Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Graveside
service: 11:30 a.m. at DFW National Cemetery