On the afternoon of Saturday, April 28, 2018, Jerry Allen Alford, a resident of Indianapolis,
Indiana passed away at the age of 78 years.
Jerry’s life began on January 4, 1940, in Dallas, Texas when he was born to Clyde and Pauline
In 1948, coming from Dallas, Texas the family relocated to South Bend, Indiana. Jerry attended
the South Bend public schools and graduated from John Adams High School in 1958. He also
received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Indiana
University South Bend.
Jerry and Dorothy Hunt were united in wedlock in Cassopolis, Michigan on October 5, 1961 and
to their union three sons were born.
He was a retired engineer from Honeywell in South Bend where he was employed as Plant
Manager. After his retirement, Jerry and his wife moved to Indianapolis and there he was a
member of Nehemiah Bible Church where he served as an Elder for three years. In addition, he
did a great deal of volunteer work at the Nehemiah Food and Clothing Pantry. He loved working
in the yard, golfing and was an avid fan of the Pacers. Jerry’s greatest passion was his family; he
dearly loved his sons and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Jerry is survived by a devoted family that includes his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Adrian (Chona)
Alford, Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry (Paula) Alford and Damon (Renee) Alford, both of
Indianapolis, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Alitha, Mark, Natasha, Tyler Marie, Kellyn, Gabrielle,
Maxwell, Damon II, and Dayson; siblings, Barbara Sue Harrison and Paul (Veronica) Alford;
and a brother-in-law, John Turner, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death along with his parents was a sister, Gloria Ann Turner.
Services for Mr. Jerry Allen Alford will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, at
Pentecostal Cathedral Church, 1025 Western Avenue, South Bend. Interment will follow in
Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Alford’s Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. To leave an online co