Richard W. Alford 69, of Mt. Zion passed away at 8:35 a.m., Friday Nov. 25, 2016 in the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, IL.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate Richard's life will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
Richard was born June 8, 1947, in Rushville, IN the son of Melvin R. and Ruth (Diehl) Alford. He retired from Firestone Tire Company. Richard had served his country in the US Air Force. He enjoyed playing fast-pitch softball and had a passion for coaching youth baseball teams. Richard also liked restoring old cars and truly enjoyed time spent with his grandchildren.
Surviving are his sons: Tim Alford and his wife Erica of Mt. Zion and Jon Alford and his wife Valerie of Mt. Zion; grandchildren: Timmy Alford, Toney Alford, Tucker Alford, Lilly Vincent-Hahn, and Kane Alford; sisters: Thelma, Nancy and Cheryl.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister:Jeanette.
Published on November 29, 2016