Joe Carol Alderman
April 3, 1949 - June 3, 2019
Joe Carol Alderman, age 70, peacefully entered into rest at his home on Monday June 3rd, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents, Odes Alexander Alderman and Katherine “Nadine” Register Alderman; and his siblings Odes Alexander Alderman Jr., and Henry Patton (Grace) Alderman. Joe is survived by his spouse Barbara “Elaine” Alderman; children Chris (Lisa) Alderman, Joe Alderman, Jamie (Christina) Alderman, Michael (Jennifer Waters) Alderman, Carol Jean Alderman (Jason) Christiansen, Courtney Glen, Mark Croft, Brian (Robin) Pittman, Jessica Alderman (a granddaughter that was adopted making her a daughter, too); siblings, brother John Register Alderman, and sister Gloria Alderman Brunner; grandchildren, Christopher, Terry, Adam, Heather, and Hannah Alderman, Kade, Lucy, Emily, and Sara Christiansen, Caleb, Natalie and Conner Glen, Amber and Tatum Croft, Ashley, Noah and Piper Pittman, Armando (Rachel), Alissa and Alejandro Carlin. Great grandchildren, Audrey Luna, Remington and Jayden Carlin and Jaxton Williams. Lots of special cousins, nieces and nephews. Joe also leaves behind his beloved dog Max, who was a very loyal, loving dog.
Joe was born in Moultrie, GA where he joined the Army in 1968 and served 20 years. Joe retired in 1988 as an E-7, Sergeant First Class. His military career included 4 tours in Vietnam, where he earned 5 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts, 2 tours in Germany and 1 tour in Korea. He was a motor sergeant in the Army and continued in that career after he retired to civilian life.
While living in Paulding County, GA Joe and his wife of 35 years, Elaine, took foster parenting classes, participated in the Right to Life group, and Republican politics.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for over 45 years, where he served in the Stake Sunday School Presidency, as a member of the Bishoprie, and as young Men’s President. He was also a Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America.
Joe loved family and had a large extended family that loved and respected him, too. He was a great cook. He also enjoyed travelling in later years, especially to historic church locations, and of course the beach and mountains.
Along with having PTSD, he suffered with Parkinson’s disease and Metastatic Lung Cancer, but felt blessed with THE BEST doctors. Dr. Michael Friedman, Dr. David Squires, Dr. Dominic Gallo and Patrick Jenkins, PA, and Dr. Clark Garner.
By request there will not be a Funeral, Memorial or Burial.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311
Joe and Elaine have been my friend now for the past 19 years. Joe and I were both Vietnam Brothers and share PTSD. We never talked about the war but just had a close relationship. He was a great friend and will be missed. Elaine thanks for sharing him with me. I will not forget him and someday I hope to be with him on the other side...Love and heart felt sympathy to all his family.Harry Carlisle - July 1 at 5:14 PM
So sorry for loss, may Joe Rest in Peace,Love,and Light of the Lord.Jessica and Amber - June 12 at 3:26 PM
I will forever be changed by his ?? love for family. I looked forward to the moments of our visits. He would come with jokes, stories and his beautiful smile and hugs. To me Uncle Joe was the closest person who had my Dad alive in his memories. Reliving their childhood mishaps and the last moments of his life on earth I was able to know my Dad better. I know that peace surrounds me that he is no longer in pain. My heart hurts for his family, it’s hard to say Uncle Joe without recognition of his beautiful sidekick Aunt Elaine. The two were one, Auntie we are always here and will look forward to your visits, Your Loved, Hugged, and my hero!Bobbie Fiedler - June 12 at 6:33 AM
For all time and eternity... (D&C 31) Thank you, Elaine, for that first lesson... which put me on the path to have my own "for all time and eternity" -- that promise that you and Joe also have.Michelle and Harold Lang - June 11 at 9:04 AM
Joe was such an amazing man one I respected to the fullest and considered as a father. I’m so happy if only for a little while he stepped into my life. Love and miss you and always will. May you rest with Angels!Christina Alderman - June 8 at 7:30 AM
I am so sorry for loss, Joe will be sorely missed. Love you Elaine.Nancy Thysell - June 7 at 11:21 PM
Nothing but great memories of Joe. Our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers. May God bless Joe’s family and friends.Steve and Brenda Luckey - June 7 at 9:22 PM
Our deepest love & most sincere sympathy. You & your family are in our thoughts, & in our hearts, & in our prayers. May you feel the peace & love of our Savior' arms around you.Mark & Lola Jo Nunnally - June 7 at 6:16 PM
May you Rest In Peace and feel no more pain. Myself and the boys love you PapawDanielle Alderman - June 7 at 5:45 PM
How well I remember my cousin Joe.....back in the day staying with uncle Odes and aunt Nadine. We would ride all over those Barwick Ga. roads. He was lots of fun to be around and could tell the best ghost stories ever. I will always remember those wonderful days and look forward to the day we shall all meet again....Love you Joe.Patricia C Deloach - June 7 at 4:42 PM