Gordon Alford Jr., 75, of Port Arthur, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family. Gordon was born in Paris, Texas on July 30, 1936, to the late Gordon Alford Sr., and Peggy Beard Alford Owens. Gordon retired from Houston Chemical in Beaumont after 33 years of service. Gordon loved camping, fishing and riding his Harley with his wife and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Gordon was a devoted husband and loving father.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Frank Owens, and brother, Frank Owens Jr.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen Abraham Alford, son, Gordon Alford III and his wife Della of Port Arthur; daughters, Carol Denise Walker of Ohio; Stephanie LeBlanc and her husband Wayne of Bridge City; Christine McGaughan and her husband Paul of Austin; and Erica Alford of Port Arthur; sisters Betty Hogg and her husband Steve of Little Cypress; Joann Ross of Orange; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.