OBITUARY

Fred Alphin , Jr.

January 2, 1936February 18, 2021

Fred Alphin, Jr., 85, was born on January 2, 1936 in Duplin County and passed away on February 18, 2021. He was the son of Fred and Clara Alphin, Sr.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Peggy Alphin Swinson, Viola Winstead, Norma Ray Summerlin and Sallie Ruth Greenwood and one brother, Don Alphin.

He is survived by the love of his life, Virginia Glenn Price Alphin, who kept him straight for 58 wonderful years. Their two sons, Fred Alphin, III and his wife Christy and their children, Madison, Fred IV, and Caroline; and Ashley Brock Alphin and his wife DeAnn, Alexandra, Emma Grace and Brock. He is also survived by brothers, Reevis (Barbara), Oliver Wendell (Eva), Jack (Linda Carol); and sister, Linda Alphin Smith and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fred Alphin was a graduate of Kenansville High School in 1954, graduated UNC-Chapel Hill in 1959 and NC Central Law School in 1986. Fred also served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He was in the banking industry for many years and then an attorney for 19 years at NC Farm Bureau Federation until retirement. Fred had many interests, he loved woodworking, the Angus Barn, watching westerns and cowboy movies at the NC State McKimmon Center. He was a master gardener and often found in his backyard with his beloved Chinese Pugs Snoopy and Smokey. He enjoyed having Friday lunch with his buddies at Chick-fil-A. He had a lifelong love of history and museums including the North Carolina History museum, Smithsonian and the North Carolina Zoo where he enjoyed taking his grandchildren.

Fred was also proud of being appointed to the Board of Directors of North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation by Governors Easley and McCrory. He was an active member of Highland United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees and was an usher for many years. Of all things Fred loved, he loved his family the most and the precious time spent together.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 22 at 11:00 am at Highland United Methodist Church and can also be attended by live streaming in accordance with Covid regulations. A graveside service will be held at the Alphin Family Farm in Mt. Olive, North Carolina following the service at 3:00pm.

UPDATED 2/23/21, Recording of the Funeral Service; http://humcralnc.sermon.net/main/main/21748520

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Highland United Methodist Church.

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ashley Alphin
  • Fred Alphin, III
  • Robert Alphin
  • Will Alphin
  • Brock Alphin
  • Fred Alphin, IV

Services

  • Recorded Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

Memories

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Don McCoy

February 23, 2021

I never had a better friend than Fred Alphin.

The best advice I ever heard him give:
“If there is any way possible, try not to get any lawyers involved.”

A life-long learner, mentor, and counselor — this old world needs more like him.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Peggy Robinson

February 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you. He surely will be missed at Pam's Farmhouse Sincerely Peggy Robinson

Caroline Alphin

February 23, 2021

My best friend forever🤍

Billy. And Sue Jones me hi

February 23, 2021

SUE AND BILLY JONES
WE SURELY WILL MISS FRED. HE AND WIFE GLENN WERE OUR DEAREST FRIENDS WHO SHARED OUR LIVES FOR MANY YEARS. WE ATE TOGETHER AT CAPT STANLEY SEAFOOD ALMOST WEEKLY. FRED WOULD ALMOST REGULARLY GET HALF AND HALF TEA.. WE ALSO ATE AT CHICK FIL A , BOJANGLES, SMITHFIELD’S OUTBACK.,D & S AS WELL AS OTHERS. WE BECAME MORE LIKE FAMILY. WE DEARLY LOVED FRED LIKE A BROTHER.
HE WOULD DRIVE HALF THE TIME AND MOST TIMES WOULD TOUR RALEIGH SITES. WHEN WE PASSED HIGHLAND CHURCH I WOULD CALL IT “FRED’S” CHURCH. IT WILL ALWAYS BE “FRED’S” CHURCH. FRED TRULY LOVED HIS FAMILY , CHURCH AND LIFE
GOD BE WITH FRED AND GLENN AND FAMILY FOREVER
ALWAYS
BILLY AND SUE JONES

Patricia McDonald

February 22, 2021

Glenn and Ashley,

My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Patricia

Doug and Janice Alphin Powell

February 22, 2021

Please know that you are all included in our thoughts and prayers.

Doug and Janice (Alphin) Powell
Lillington, NC

Ken Updegrave

February 22, 2021

Glenn,
Barbara and I were so very saddened to read of Fred's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that through your grief you are able to delve deeply into the precious memories of your shared lifetimes.

Jo Anne Sanford

February 22, 2021

What a wonderful service for Fred.....he is so alive in your great memories and your overwhelming love for him. I enjoyed hearing about him from all speakers, and reflecting on the first thought I had when I heard of his passing, which is that he was such a nice man.
Condolences and very best regards to all of you.

Jo Anne Sanford

DOUGLAS KEARNS

February 22, 2021

Fred,
Thanks for your friendship and memories. I will always remember our ushering services at the church, our group lunches after Sunday Sermon, Friday lunches with Mike, when we resolved all the world problems, and the Thursday Nite Western Movies.
We will always remember you and the memories we have made.
Sincerely, Doug

Betty Calton

February 22, 2021

Dear Glenn,
I am so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I wanted to share this picture of all the cousins at Ma and Pa's, many years ago. I have fond memories of you both stopping by Hudson Belk, where I worked. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless you and give you comfort.
Love, Betty "Blue" Calton

FROM THE FAMILY