Robert ‘Bobby’ George Alston: 2/18/1941 – 6/29/2012

Robert ‘Bobby’ George Alston February 18, 1941 – June 29, 2012 Robert “Bobby” George Alston of Alamo Springs, Texas passed away at his home on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the age of 71 years. Bobby was born Feb. 18, 1941 in De Quiney, Louisiana, the son of Emary Alston and Frances England Alston. He served in the Louisiana National Guard and worked in a paper mill in Evadale, Texas as a lab technician for 10 years. He left the paper mill and worked for GTE as a switching tech and retired from Verizon after 35 years.

Bobby always gave to his community with volunteer service in the Evadale Fire Department, the Ballinger Fire Department and Alamo Springs Fire Department. Bobby was member of the Alamo Fellowship Church in Alamo Springs and the Alamo Cowboy Church in San Antonio.

On Oct. 6, 1961, Bobby married the love of his life, Lucille Parker, in De Quincy, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Johnny Alston. Bobby is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Lucille Parker Alston of Alamo Springs; two sons, Clif Alston of Corpus Christi, and Charles Alston and his wife, Kristi, of Boerne. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Brittany Alston, Michael Alston and his wife, Kelley, Ashley Alston, Andrew Alston and Alizabeth Alston, and one great-grandchild, Aaron Seidensticker. Survivors also include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Pastor Lionel Lyles of Jeanerette, Louisiana and Martha and Danny Winston of Waskom, Texas.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m., at the Alamo Fellowship Church in Alamo Springs, with Pastor Jack L. Eggers officiating. To allow all to share in his celebration of life, a second Memorial Service will be held at Pastor Bob Sparks’ church in Sulphur, Louisiana on Saturday, July 28, at 3 p.m. Family and friends are welcome at both services. The family will have private disposition of his cremains at a later date. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Alamo Springs Fire Department and the Alamo Fellowship Church.
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