Funeral services for Justin Lee Alderson, 30, of Emory, were held May 3 at First Baptist Church of Alba. Dr. Kelly Burton officiated.
Interment followed in Hogeye Cemetery in Celeste. Pallbearers were Matt Mott, Justin Rickman, Justin Stevens, Justin Frisbie, Carl Keeling, Jimmy Alderson, Landon Alderson, Jeremy Wood, Matt Stevens, and John Stevens.
Mr. Alderson died on April 29, 2021, at his residence in Emory. He was born July 14, 1990, in Corsicana. He lived most of his life in Celeste, before moving to Emory four years ago. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Alba and a certified HVAC Tech. He was over the road driving a truck for most of his career. He loved Mustangs, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and he also enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Alderson is survived by the love of his life, Jessica Alderson of Emory; parents, Kathy and Rick Gaddis of Alba; two sons, Carson Ray Alderson and David Scott “Scotty” Alderson, both of Emory; grandmother, Mary Preston of Paris; brother, Jimmy Wayne Alderson and wife Lisa of Celeste; sister, Rebecca Cates of Emory; nephews and nieces, Aden, Addison, Cody, Brooklynn, Brantley, Mazelynn, Landon, Sadie and Harley; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Ray Alderson; stepbrother, Caleb Gaddis; grandfather, Kenneth “Pa Pa” Preston; and best friend, David Cotten.
Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Alba, Youth Ministry, 219 Holley St. #200, Alba, Texas 75410.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.