Early James Alderman

November 03, 1941 - June 18, 2011

Early James Alderman, 69, of Floyd, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Born on November 3, 1941, he was the son of Robert and Pearl Alderman of Christiansburg. A devoted Christian, he was a long-time member of Bible Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He retired from Lynchburg Foundry after 38 years. In his post-retirement, Early enjoyed gardening and keeping up with the Yankees and Redskins. He was a loving husband to his wife Belinda; a caring father to his son and daughter-in-law Mickey and Anita Alderman, of Christiansburg; son Barry Alderman, of Blacksburg; daughter Angela Alderman, of Houston, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Darren Penrose, of Floyd; and a doting Poppie to his grandchildren Matthew, Ashley, Cody, Michael, Jordan, and Trinity. Also surviving are four brothers, two sisters, and numerous extended family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Gardner Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Wells and Pastor Dusty Etter officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday at Gardner Funeral Home after 1 p.m. where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Flowers will be appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Bible Baptist Church, 710 Church Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Loretta Hylton

Floyd, Va
June 19, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dan & Nancy Gardner

Syracuse, NY
June 19, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Early as a kind and gentle man who was devoted to his Lord and his family. The world has lost someone very special. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Charlie Quesenberry

Giles Va
June 20, 2011

Early was my uncle, my mothers brother. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends.

Maria Herrera

June 20, 2011

We were very sorry to hear about Mickey's father. Maruja and Paul

Joe Mannon

Radford, VA
June 20, 2011

Early was one of the good guys! I know he will be missed by his family and all who had the privilege of being his friend through the years. I am proud to be one of those friends, and I always enjoyed Early telling me about the Yankees, and about his relationship with God. One of my cherished possessions is a Mickey Mantle baseball card that he gave me.

Lori Jean Buckland Albert

Charlotte, NC
June 20, 2011

I so hate to hear the passing of one of my dearest uncles..Uncle Early played such an important part of my growing up years..having to put up with me coming in once a month to play with Angie, Teresa, Barry and to torment Mickey and to have Aunt Belinda babysit me while I stayed at their house.......I so hate to feel and hear this news of the passing of such a great man that just happen to also be my dear loving uncle...My prayers and thoughts are with all you in this time...of sorrow...but I know with the great christian man that Uncle Early was..he is in heaven now with grandpa and grandma and his brother.....Love and hugs to you all...Uncle Early touched so many in so many ways...and will live on in our memories and hearts forever..Love you Uncle Early....


Pearisburg, VA
June 21, 2011

Dear Pat and family, we are praying for you and your brother's family during this time. We know Early is in a far better place (2 Cor. 5:8) and may you take comfort in knowing he is has been freed from all struggle and pain. We love you.