OBITUARY

Melvin Alford

January 2, 1945January 2, 2021
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Melvin Alford of Beach City, TX passed away on January 2, 2021, ten minutes after turning 76 years old. He was born in San Antonio, TX on January 2, 1945 to Lester and Edna Alford.

He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1963. Melvin retired from Exxon Mobil in 2000. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Mont Belvieu, TX. Melvin was a family man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sports.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Kyle Wotipka and Dustin Perry; by son-in-law, Stephen Brown.

Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Diana Alford; daughters, Amy Wotipka and husband David, Cyndy Friery and Randy, and Chambra Brumfield and husband Buckie; grandchildren, Mallory Wotipka, Evan Wotipka, Shelby Friery, Haley Friery, Eric Brown, and Claire Brumfield; 3 great-grandchildren, family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Navarre Funeral Home, 2444 Rollingbrook Dr., Baytown, TX 77521. A rosary will be recited at 9:30 am, followed by the Funeral Mass which will begin at 10 am, Friday, January 8, 2021, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3515 Trinity Dr., Mont Belvieu, TX 77580. Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, Baytown, TX.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

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Betty & Pat Real

January 13, 2021

Diana, so very sorry to hear of Melvins passing. Prayers for you and family.

Betty and Pat Real

Tommie Day

January 9, 2021

Dear Diana, so sorry to hear that we have lost Mel. I first met him at Cedar Bayou jr hi. He was a sweet guy. Remember him playing football. I know he had been ill
For some time but also know that does not make it any easier. You took such good care of him. 56 years of love. Try to think of all the good memories. My heart is with you . Praying for your strength . Tommie

Carolyn (Dillard) Onken

January 9, 2021

Diane, so sorry to hear of your loss! I just wanted to extend my thoughts & prayers to you & your family.

Carolyn Dillard Onken & family

Sheryl Doyle (Lee)

January 9, 2021

Just read about Mel’s passing. So sorry to hear about it. Love and prayers for you and your family. Sheryl

Raymond & Amy Torres

January 8, 2021

Sending our Love, Thoughts, and Deepest Sympathy.

Raymond & Amy Torres & Family

Cyndy Perry

January 7, 2021

Dad, Thank you for being the best dad ever. I know I was a handful growing up. Ill never forget just you and me. Went to see the star wars movie in may of 1977. I felt like I was a special daddy's little girl...You taught me how to swim how to bar b q and how to build a whole room. You were my superman. And most of all you were the tallest so I didn't feel so awkward.I LOVE YOU ........MAY YOU REST IN PEACE ......YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN....THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU:):):):)

Chambra Brumfield

January 7, 2021

You taught me so many things. How to fish,hunt, and drive a boat through the biggest storm and hold it steady to get to shore." Florida 1989" Seems so subliminal now. It was LIFE
The most important thing ,work ethic. You taught me how to dress up show up and push my self everday to be the best I could possibly be. Dont ever quit on your dreams or ya just quit on yourself.

I love you always. Alot of you will live on in me.

Most Awsome Dad quote. At his retirement party. When asked what he liked best about working at Exxon Mobil. He replied "Looking at it through my rear view mirror" Dad! At 48 I FINALLY understand exactly what you meant.

Love again kisses in heaven see you again some day.

Jody Lindig

January 5, 2021

Melvin came into our family when I was very young. He was a soft spoken gentleman with a huge heart. He loved to laugh and when he was with my Dad(Marvin Barrow) Uncle Burch, and Uncle Jerry they had the Best time telling jokes and pulling pranks on anybody they could catch off guard. He will be missed.

Carol (Roebuck) Elliott

January 5, 2021

We are sad to hear of Mel's passing. He was a kind, sweet and friendly person. He was a fine southern gentleman that was a good example for young men to look up to. May God bless Diana and her daughters with the strength needed at this difficult time. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Fred and Carol (Roebuck) Elliott

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