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Levi ‘Gordon’ Alford

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Levi ‘Gordon’ Alford
    Funeral services for Levi “Gordon” Alford will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Restland Memorial Chapel, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas.

    Interment with a military tribute will immediately follow in the Veterans Garden II at Restland.    
    Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the funeral home.
    Levi "Gordon" Alford was born in Pickton on Oct. 24, 1921, the son of Effie Keith and Andrew Jackson Alford.  
    He died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Plano.
    Gordon was proud to have served in General George Patton's 3rd Army during WWII. He served in Normandy, Bastone, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, etc. He drove the Red Ball Express delivering gas and supplies to the front lines.
    After he married Jimmie, the couple made their home in Dallas.
    They retired to Winnsboro, where they were active with Meals on Wheels and driving seniors to church on the Golden Chariot bus.
    Later they moved to Dallas to be near family. In the last years of their lives, they moved to Plano.
    Gordon leaves to mourn his legacy, his son, Richard and his wife, Evelyn, of Garland; grandsons Gary and his wife, Michelle, of Arlington and Mike and his wife, Annie, of Dallas; two great-grandchildren; sister, Gretchen “Dutch” Arnold of Sulphur Springs and scores of nephews, nieces and friends.
    He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 71 years, Jimmie; and 12 siblings.
    The online register can be signed at: restlandfuneralhome.com
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