ROBERT SHERWOOD ALFORD
1924 FL – 1995 FL
Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—probably
Thursday, 26 October 1995
Mr. Robert Sherwood “Pa”
Alford of Lakeland died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 1995) at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. He was 71.
Born in Lakeland on Oct.
5, 1924, he moved back to Lakeland after retiring from the Air Force, where he
worked in communications. He served in the Armed Guard Unit of the U.S. Navy in
World War II. He was on the USS Water Camp and survived seven days in the Indian
Ocean after the ship was sunk. He served in the Army during the Korean War and
the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his
sisters, Renna Roach, Dorothy “Polly” Lobdell, Hilda “Sue” Lobdell and Ruth
Canup, all of Lakeland.
Visitation will be from 6
to 8 tonight at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 Griffin Road, Lakeland. Services will
be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL— Thursday, 26 October 1995
Robert Sherwood “Pa” Alford, 71, of Lakeland
died Tuesday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A native of Lakeland, he
returned to this area in 1963. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, U.S.
Army veteran of the Korean War, and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War,
He is survived by four sisters, Renna Roach,
Dorothy “Polly” Lobdell, Hilda “Sue” Lobdell and Ruth Canup, all of Lakeland.
Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert S.
Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.
We included the obituary of his sister Mary
Ethel Alford Holmes in Florida Obituaries.
Note from Lodwick Alford, AAFA #0011: “Robert
was my half nephew, the youngest son of my half brother, the late Dewey Leorus
Alford, and grandson of William Leorus Haywood Alford of Sylvester, Worth Co.,
GA, my father. Affectionately known by his sisters in Lakeland by the nickname “Pa”,
he never married. He has the rare distinction of having served in the Navy, the
Army and the Air Force. I am quite proud of him.”
His lineage: Robert Sherwood 1924 FL1,
Dewey Leorus 1898 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 GA3,
Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick