A memorial service for James “Jim” Alford, 69, of Killeen will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Maxdale Cowboy Church in Killeen with Pastor Joe Daggs officiating.
Jim passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at this home.
Jim was born October 11, 1949 in Monroe, Louisiana to Monroe and Joy (Futrell) Alford. He graduated from Farmerville High School. Jim proudly served our country in the US Army from July 1969 until May of 1983. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He then worked in civil service at Fort Bliss for many years and as a truck driver before his retirement. Jim lived in El Paso, Texas and Carthage, Tennessee before settling down for good in Killeen. He was a member of Maxdale Cowboy Church. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved fishing, eating out, road trips, and anything western. He especially loved his church activities and church family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Monroe Alford and 2 brothers, David Alford and Robert Alford.
He is survived by his mother, Joy Alford of Killeen; 4 daughters, Shala Fondren and husband Billy Eakin of Granbury, Cheri O’Braden and husband Eric of Belton; Cassandra Alford and Melissa Remington both of Wisconsin and his beloved 10 grandchildren, Gaven Alford, Bethany Monfore and husband Robert, Kaitlin McCabe and husband Patrick, Emily O’Braden, Alexander Stockland, Ashton Alford, Austin Alford, Brendan Westphal, Olivia Remington and Gracee Remington. He is also survived by his cousins, Ken, Andy and Trent Futrell and many other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Maxdale Cowboy Church, Killeen Junior Livestock Show or any Veterans charity.
A special thank you to the Maxdale Cowboy Church family for their love and support during this time and through Jim’s many health episodes, your kindness will never be forgotten.
Services have been entrusted to Harper-Talasek Funeral Homes.
RIP Jim, we truly are going miss you. We thank you for all your kindness and Inspiring words and thoughts. Prayers to the family. Miss Joy we miss and love yall! God Bless
England FamilySurprise, AZ
Thank you for all the encouraging words that you gave my husband and I and always accepting us as family. We will miss all the hugs. You will be truly missed.
Luckie FamilyKilleen, TX
My dear brother Jim, I am missing you so much! Your smile and hugs have meant so much to me!!!
Sharon SanchezRogers, TX
Heaven became sweeter when God called this faithful man home . I haven't known him for a long time but he was a special friend. He always had a smile and took time to talk and make me feel like I was a real friend. He is already missed, but I'm happy to say... "Bye for now, Jim. I'll see ya later"
Gloria GarrisonHarker Heights, TX
Jim was my neighbor for many year and went to the same church. He was a very kind and giving man. He will be forever missed.
Heather DozhierMadison, AL
Shala, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary CoultasGeorgetown, TX
Enjoy Gloryland Brother Jim “Prospector”
Svenja SmithKilleen, TX
I will miss those wonderful bear hugs you gave me all the time. Thanks for being such a great friend love and miss you but I will see you again.
Rusty PusateriKilleen, TX
Until we meet again.. Missed but never forgotten my brother
Jesse JohnsonKempner, TX
I will miss our great talks, but I will see u again
Shawna HopkinsKilleen, TX
I will miss your smile and warm words. When God called you he received a special angel..
Sharon BoyceHarper Heights, TX