1935 TX 2013
Photo from newspaper
Tyler, Smith Co., TXSaturday, 21 December 2013
A memorial service for Landon Alford, age 78 of
Henderson, Texas will be held at First United Methodist Church at 2 pm Saturday
December 21, 2013 with Reverend David Luckert and Reverend Debbie Tipps
Landon was born July 11, 1935 in Dallas, Texas
to John Rogers and Susan Landon Alford and was a life-long resident of
Henderson. He passed away December 18, 2013.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother John
Rogers Alford, Jr., sister Ella Langdon Alford and grandson, Charles Knox
Landon graduated from Henderson High School in
1953. He attended Southern Methodist University where he met his wife Phyllis
Potthast Alford of San Antonio, Texas. They married on April 18, 1957, and
graduated from SMU in May of 1957. Landon served in the United States Air Force
and the Air Force Reserves.
Nothing was more important to Landon than
family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis Potthast Alford; sons
Dr. Eugene Landon Alford and wife Mary Long Alford of Houston, Benson Warren
Alford of Tyler, and David Rogers Alford and wife Mary Frances Engle Alford of
Henderson; six grandchildren John Landon Alford and wife Lauren Williams Alford
of Houston, Lauren Elisabeth Alford of Kansas City, Mo., Elizabeth Drew (Bess)
Alford of Houston, Madeline Susan Alford of New York, New York, Amelia Lucile
Alford and Eveline Ella Alford of Henderson.
Landon Alford was a true gentleman who will be
missed by many. He leaves a legacy of a life lovingly dedicated to his extended
family, the East Texas community, and the development of business to create
opportunities for all.
Honorary pallbearers will be the officers and
directors of Citizens National Bank and the friends in the Strong-Hurt coffee
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist
Church, 204 North Marshall, Henderson, Texas 75652.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family
from Lakewood Memorial Park, Henderson, Rusk Co., TXwww.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, LisaM
NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.
See the obituaries of his father, John Rogers
Alford Sr.; and brother John Rogers Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included
the obituary of his sister Miriam Ella Langdon Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.
Landon was one of the first members of AAFA,
which he generously supported in many ways.
For more information about this family, see
AAFAs published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Kinchen Alford and Asenath Deany Wooten.
His lineage: Egbert Landon 1935 TX1, John
Rogers 1885 TX2, Egbert Benson 1858 AL3, John Rogers 1810
GA4, Kinchen 1779 NC5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick
1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.