Jacob Jay Eugene Alford

April 23, 1926July 21, 2011

Jacob “Jay” Alford Williamston

A wonderful husband, father and grandfather was born April 23, 1926, in Webberville; died July 21, 2011, at the age of 85. Jay was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, owned and operated Alford Asphalt for many years and was a sales representative for Moormans Feed serving many area farmers. He was a member of the American Legion Post #296, Williamston, which he proudly helped construct, and enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, hunting, singing and telling jokes. Jay loved having a wonderful time with family and friends at Wixom Waters and traveling to Texas and Mexico, where they had many great times. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theron and Julia Alford, and sister, Caroline Hafer. Surviving are his wife, Alyce; daughter, Jayle (Brian) Caprara; son, Bryce (Melissa) Alford; grandchildren, Austin and Allie Alford, Jacob Smith, Chris, Ben and Mackenzie Caprara. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at the Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Middle St., Williamston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Legion Post #296, P.O. Box #125, Williamston, MI, 48895, in memory of Jacob Alford. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Sunday, July 24, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, July 24, 2011
  • Memorial Monday, July 25, 2011

Jacob Jay Eugene Alford

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December 16, 2011

i miss him

Val Jackson

July 30, 2011

God May have taken a good man home but, he will forever be in our HEARTS, memories. GOD is carring you through the rough patch of time. God Bless you all.
Jackson Family of Leslie.

Pattie Wieber

July 25, 2011

Alice,Bryce and Jayle,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Jay. Joe and I have many good memories he would come and have coffee at the Cargo Dock in the mornings instead of a resturant we enjoyed his company and Jokes. Sorry we were unable to attend the services but our thougths and prayers are with you all.
God Bless
Joe & Pattie Wieber

Ray Heiser

July 25, 2011

To Jay's Family,
Our sincere sympathy too all of you on the loss of Jay. We met Jay and Alyce by chance in the Rio Grand Valley, Texas and what a friendship we had. Every winter was fun and games...never missed a "Happy Hour"! So, Jay, gather the group in Heaven and toast us all here on Earth....Peace!
Ray and Doris Heiser
Sonny and Mary Ann Krier
Ron and Thelma Breech
Gene Vollmer
Trudy Kidwell
Ralph and Helen Ropson
Pat and Barry Frieberg

July 24, 2011

Bryce, I'm very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers. Best of everything....

Brian Valentine

Cameron Smith

July 24, 2011

We are so sorry and deeply saddened to learn of your loss.

Jay was an amazing man with a fabulous sense of humor. Hard working and a great family man. He will be deeply missed.

But be assured the angels in heaven are now sharing a few laughs with Jay as he is likely sharing his vast wealth of jokes with them.

A great man. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to you in this very difficult time.

May God bless you all.

Cameron, Pamela, Jacob & Meghan Smith

Joe Dionise

July 24, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Sue Turner

July 24, 2011

Camping in their truck camper with Jayle and the rest of the Alfords, Hullibergers and Turners was always a summer highlight. Thanks for providing childhood memories that last a lifetime!

Joyce Fairbank

July 24, 2011

Alyce and family,
My late husband, John, worked with Jay at Moormans. He always liked Jay's humor. I'm so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers during this most difficult time.

Lorraine Disbrow

July 24, 2011

My heart is with you all at your time of sorrow. He will be missed.