1929 TX – 2013 TX
Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 28 June 2013
Winfred T. Wimpy Alford, 83, of Hull, was born
on July 19, 1929. He was given the nickname Wimpy as a child and it became his
name for life. After graduating from Hull-Daisetta in 1947, he attended El
Dorado Jr. College in Kansas. As football captain, he crowned the homecoming
queen, LaDonna Palmer, who became his wife in 1949. After moving back to the
Hull-Daisetta area, Wimpy worked for Gulf States Utilities for 10 years. In
1964, he founded Alford L.P. Gas, working 45 years as a propane dealer until
health concerns forced him to retired at the age of 80.
Wimpy passed away on June 26, 2013 at Harbor
Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Tiney
and Essie Alford.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years,
LaDonna Alford of Hull; children, Rhonda Maxwell of Nederland, Rudy Alford and
wife Marcie of Hull, Rita Rudolph and husband Mark of Huffman; grandchildren,
Casey Maxwell and wife Heather of Nederland, Kristin Maxwell of Nederland,
Angie Alford of Houston, Aaron Alford and wife Lauri of Lubbock, Kelsey Rudolph
of Huffman, Bret Rudolph of Huffman; great grandchildren, Kaylee Greer of
Nederland, Katelyn Maxwell of Nederland, Savannah Maxwell of Nederland and Owen
Alford of Lubbock.
His family will receive friends at Faith and
Family Funeral Services on Friday June 28, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday June 29, 2013 at
Guedry Cemetery in Batson….
Photo provided by Winfred’s wife, LaDonna Palmer Alford
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Winfred T. Alford (SS# issued in
TX), last residence not listed.
We included the obituary of his mother, Essie B.
Fults Alford, in Texas Obituaries.
Winfred’s wife, LaDonna Alford, reports that
Winfred’s middle initial is his full middle name.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.
His lineage: Winfred T. “Wimpy” 1929 TX1,
Tiney Conway 1904 TX2, Jessie Claude 1876 LA3, Wilkins
Smith 1850 AL4, Almon B. 1810 GA5, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA6,
William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.