ALDRIDGE, Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael Aldridge

Birth: September 20, 2006
Death: June 28, 2011


Shawn Michael Aldridge, of Dothan, died on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. He was 4 years old.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel on West Main Street. Burial will follow in Crestlawn Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday.

Shawn was born on September 20, 2006 in Dothan. He enjoyed riding his 10-speed and his dirt bike. He loved his little brother and sister and was a good “Big Brother” to them. Shawn was a joy to all that knew him and will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Shawn is predeceased by a little sister, Shala Aldridge.

Shawn is survived by his parents, Chris Aldridge and Stephanie Coogle of Dothan; 6 brothers and sisters, Christopher Aldridge, Sierra Aldridge and Cheyenne Aldridge, all of Nashville, TN, Dylan Aldridge and Cali Aldridge, both of Dothan; grandparents, Teresa Coogle of Dothan and Mike Coogle of Tampa, FL, George and Gene Aldridge of Nashville, TN; a great-grandmother, Patricia Perrault of Dothan; a cousin and best friend, Payton Dabney; several other aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

Criminal Details

The Dothan Eagle
Matt Elofson – Jun 29, 2011

Two Dothan parents face criminal charges after police arrested them in the connection to the death of their 4-year-old son.

According to a Dothan police statement, police arrested Christopher Shawn Aldridge, 35, and Stephanie Nicole Coogle, 23, and charged them each with a single count of felony manslaughter.

Court records indicate Dothan police charged the two people with recklessly causing the death of Shawn Aldridge due to heat exhaustion after being left in a Ford Explorer for about nine hours.