OBITUARY

James C. Alley

July 17, 1929June 6, 2018

James C. Alley was born on July 17, 1929 and passed away on June 6, 2018.

Left to honor his memory are his wife since 1967 Ada Lee Langston Alley (deceased), son James William Alley (deceased) and wife Beth Barclay Alley, daughter Deborah Alley, daughter Katherine Alley Mathews, son Robert Ricks, daughter Elizabeth Ricks Munguia and husband Eliod Munguia, Kenneth Alley, sister Dorothy Alley Angell and husband Preston Angell (deceased).

The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00- 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown, Texas. Interment will follow at South San Gabriel Cemetery in Burnet County, Texas.

Mr. Alley's life legacy as told by himself: "I have had a busy, interesting, and exciting life. I was born in Arkansas and moved to Texas when I was two years old. I spent eleven years in Bertram schools; there were fourteen in my graduating class. I was sixteen when I graduated. I joined the Army Air Corps (later U.S. Air Force) when I was seventeen. After more than two years in the occupation of Japan, I was discharged from Statistical u nit as a Staff Sergeant. I entered the University of Texas using the GI Bill and graduated with a BBA in 2 ¾ years. When in school, I joined the National Guard and was discharged as a Master Sergeant. After school, I was recalled as a Lieutenant by the Army for the Korean War. In early 1953, Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) hired me to work at the plant in Port Lavaca, Texas. After nine years in the accounting department as trainee and junior manager, I was transferred to Tennessee. After three years, I was transferred back to Texas. Eighteen months later, a transfer to Brazil as Accounting Manager was offered in order to build Brazil’s first aluminum plant. The language was Portuguese. I learned enough to get by, but my wife Ada and the children spoke fluently. After three years, I then went to Kentucky as Manager Finance and Administration, to sell, build and transfer advanced aluminum production technology to Anaconda Aluminum Company. After three years, a transfer to Alcoa headquarters in Pittsburgh as Corporate Manager, Foreign Construction Accounting for six years which required extensive foreign travel. It was then to Perth, Western Australia, to establish construction accounting procedures for Alcoa of Australia. I was then sent to Portland, Victoria to establish an organization to build a billion dollar smelting project in partnership with China. Next was a transfer to Guinea, West Africa as Director, Finance and Administration – a project of ten million tons per year bauxite mining operation. The language was French. Ada and I spent four weeks submerged in French in school in Paris, France. The next leg of my journey was from Guinea to Jamaica where I retired as Vice President of Alcoa of Jamaica. My church contributions to the Episcopal Church and the International Anglican Communion: senior warden, junior warden, convention representative, Bishop Committee, vestry member, lay reader, financial director, chairman of building committee and treasurer. My recognitions have been National Association of Accountants, Marqui’s Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, The International Who’s Who in Contemporary Achievements, Personalities of America, Personalities of the East and (but not least) Kentucky Colonel."

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Tuesday, June 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

James C. Alley

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Driver mike Younker

June 19, 2018

It was pleasure to transport and serve mister alley. May he Rest In Peace and may you find peace in this difficult time.

Renee Drake

June 12, 2018

I will never forget the love and patience you showed me as a child. I am forever grateful for all you have shown me. Thank you grandfather.

Don McMANUS

June 11, 2018

When Ada was alive my partner and I use to serve them communion on Sunday afternoon, since Ada and James were not able to attend church service. It was such a pleasure to have there daughter join us at that time . We will remember the sharing that we did and the friendship that was shared. We will miss them both.
Dr Don McManus & Dennis Verser

FROM THE FAMILY