Wilmer "Bill" Alford

August 1, 1918March 19, 2012

Wilmer Raleigh Alford “Bill” passed from this life on March 19, 2012 in Deer Park, TX. He was born on August 1, 1918 in Bellwood, LA to William and Vertie Alford. Bill was one of six children, and grew up in Louisiana. In 1942 Bill joined the Army Air Corps. at the age of 20. He served in the China Burma India Theatre in the 530th Fighter Squadron during WWII. Upon his discharge from the military, Bill attended North Western and other career schools and studied engineering while working part time in a machine shop. He began his career with Shell Refinery in Deer Park in 1948 where he remained employed until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement he purchased a home on Toledo Bend Lake where he loved fishing on the Sabine River. To know Bill was to love him, and his memory will be cherished. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 37 years Marion Alford; brother, Hoyt Alford; sisters, Lois Leach, Gracie Mae Leach, Faye Honeycutt; and step-granddaughter, Debbie Kirkland. He is survived by sons, Brad Alford and his wife Dee, Ross Alford and his wife Suzie; daughter, Kari Hlavinka and her husband Joe; granddaughter, Katlyn Alford; brother, Bobby Alford and his wife Sara; step-grandchildren, Sharon And Daryl Lang and Cindy Hlavinka; step-great grandchildren, Amanda and Dalton Segall, and Zoe Kirkland. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 10:00-10:30 a.m. at Sunset United Methodist Church 709 Allendale Pasadena, TX 77502, with a Celebration of Life to begin at 10:30 a.m. For those desiring to do so, Memorial Contributions in honor of Bill may be made to the Texas Commission of the Blind. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wilmer "Bill" Alford

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Bonnie Sills

March 24, 2012

Kari, Brad & Ross, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all, when all the hurt is gone, you have a life time of good memories of your dad for the rest of your life, such a great guy.
Bonnie & all the Sills family

Shirley (Bennett) Weade

March 22, 2012

Dear Brad, Kari & Ross,
We were all saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember him & my Dad always mowing, working around the church & the Methodist Men Dinners. And yes I remember the peanut brittle…..yuummm! He was always smiling & ready for visits. We are so glad we had our recent visits with ya'll! His smile & friendly disposition will be missed.
Love & prayers for ya'll through this difficult time!
The Bennett Family
Vida, Shirley, Milton & Barbara

March 22, 2012

Bill always had a smile for you and he made the best peanut brittle. God Bless his family. Billie Tatum (Pasadena, TX).

Dorian Herzog

March 22, 2012

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. ~ San Jacinto Manor

Sherry Cadwallader

March 21, 2012

Kari, Brad, Ross & family
Know your in our thoughts & prayers as you go through this season of life with the loss of Uncle Wilmer.
He will truly be missed by myself and my family. I cherish the memories of shared laughter and stories we had with him over the years.
I know he's beginning his new life where there is no pain or sorrow - but I'm sure there is plenty of laughter and joy. What a reunion he is having.

Sherry & Alvin Cadwallader
Megan & Jerry Goff
Alison & Ronnie Ross

Bob Pfannstiel

March 21, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Bob and Margie Pfannstiel

March 21, 2012

My Dear Friend................Bill Alford....My condolences to the Family.......Max Jordan
Pasadena, Texas

Nancy Welcome

March 21, 2012

It is so hard losing a loved one especially when that loved one is a parent. Keri, Joe and all I am so very sorry for your loss. I am happy I got the chance to meet Mr. Bill and to cook for him. God bless all of you as you go through this very difficult time and know I am thinking of each of you and praying you find peace as you go through the steps of healing. Love you all. HUGGS

(Cook @ SJM)

Billy & Karen Brown

March 21, 2012

We will miss you Mr. Bill.