James Alford
October 11, 1949  -  April 16, 2019

James Alford

Memorial Service
Maxdale Cowboy Church
2574 Briggs Road
Killeen, TX  76549
Saturday, April 20, 2019
11 am
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I served in the Army.

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.


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  1. England Family
    Surprise, AZ

    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
    Chris,Wendi,Squirt England

  2. Luckie Family
    Killeen, TX

    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.

  3. Sharon Sanchez
    Rogers, TX

    My dear brother Jim, I am missing you so much! Your smile and hugs have meant so much to me!!!

  4. Gloria Garrison
    Harker Heights, 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"

  5. Heather Dozhier
    Madison, AL

    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.

  6. Mary Coultas
    Georgetown, TX

    Shala, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Svenja Smith
    Killeen, TX

    Enjoy Gloryland Brother Jim “Prospector”

  8. Rusty Pusateri
    Killeen, 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.

  9. Jesse Johnson
    Kempner, TX

    Until we meet again.. Missed but never forgotten my brother

  10. Shawna Hopkins
    Killeen, TX

    I will miss our great talks, but I will see u again

  11. Sharon Boyce
    Harper Heights, TX

    I will miss your smile and warm words. When God called you he received a special angel..

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