Dennis Clyde Aderholt, 71, of Charlotte, NC passed away on Saturday April 1 st , 2023, at home, after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dennis was born in Charlotte on February 28, 1952, to the late Claude and Minnie Aderholt.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Vickie, his son Dennis Jr. and wife Madolyn, grandson Nicholas Aderholt, granddaughters Avery Aderholt and Mariah Cowan. His unborn grandson is due in August 2023. His birth mother Anita Starnes, brother Michael Starnes, sisters Linda Snoody and Laura Stancill.
He attended West Mecklenburg High School and was a 3-sport athlete. He was co- captain of the football team, a member of the baseball team, and the wrestling team. After graduation he attended Mitchell Junior College, where he excelled in baseball and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 4 th round of the 1972 MLB Draft. He ended up declining the offer and attended Methodist University to play baseball. He eventually signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Montreal Expos. After a career ending injury, he moved back to Charlotte to be with his family. He earned his degree in Criminal Justice at Columbia Southern University. He began working at PCA international, where he met his wife, Vickie. They began dating and were married on December 18, 1976, at Matthews Methodist Church. After leaving PCA, he joined the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department. After several years he went back to the corporate world but stayed on as a captain of the reserve unit. He also served as a reserve officer with the Stallings Police Department, where he helped start the reserve unit. He joined Carolinas Medical Center (now Atrium Health) in 2008 as a security officer. He worked his way up to security manager, where he led multiple facilities. He worked there until his passing.
In his free time, he loved going to his beach home, fishing, and playing golf. He loved his 3 English Bulldogs DJ, Lola and Zeus.
Most of all he loved Jesus and spending time with his family. He was an active member of his church, First Baptist Church of Indian Trail, where he served in the children’s ministry with his wife, Vickie.
He was a loving husband, father, paw paw, son and brother. He had so many friends, most of who knew him by his nickname “Hoot”. He will be greatly missed, but he his now healed, cancer free and with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The family will honor Dennis's memory with a Celebration of Life on April 22, 2023 at 11am in the Sanctuary at First Baptist Church Indian Trail. A reception will follow in Sossamon Chapel.
PanCan Purple Stride
Saturday, April 29th
Walk Begins at 8:30 AM
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202