John “Buck” Clellon Alford

John “Buck” Clellon Alford

John “Buck” Clellon Alford, 93, passed away on October 3, 2020.

John was the son of the late Luke & Annie Alford of Wendell.  He was born and lived all his life in Wake County.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Belle Lee;  brothers, Leamon, Herman and Ed; sisters, Gladys Honeycutt, Lois Honeycutt, Wilma Woodard;  and granddaughter Danielle Williams.

John is survived by his sisters, Anne Hatcher and Grace Tutor (Bobby) of Wendell;  daughters Brenda Williams (Lee) and Bobbie Stuck (Danny), grandchildren Jonathan Williams (Brittany), Heather Poythress-Jenkins (Sander), Brandon Poythress (Dianna);  great-grandchildren Carter Williams, Presley Williams , Benny DeJesus (Rebbeka), Mikayla Rosario; great-great-grandson Julian DeJesus.

John retired from CP&L after 42 years of dedicated service.  After retirement from the power company John enjoyed staying active by working part time for Brinks Armored Transport and Aycock Auto Auction.

John was a loving and generous person always willing to help others.  He was a wonderful husband, “Dad”, “Papa” and brother.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Carolina Pines Baptist Church located at 2655 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, NC 27603.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Pines Baptist Church of which John and Mary were long time members.

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  • Jodie Hurst Posted October 7, 2020 4:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you.

  • wj Hollifield Posted October 7, 2020 5:48 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. I just do remember him. Great man.

  • Barbara Holmes Posted October 7, 2020 6:33 pm

    He was always one of the best men I know! My daddy thought the world of him! I’m so sorry for his passing and know you will miss him. But what an awesome legacy he left in you, his family. You were so blessed to have him with you in his l twilight years. I lost my daddy when he was only 59 and miss him every day. We were so blessed to have such wonderful daddies!! Please know you have my dearest thoughts and prayers.

  • Ann Caudle Posted October 7, 2020 8:34 pm

    I am so sorry about your Dad. He was a wonderful man. I wll miss him

  • Lou Ann Buck Posted October 8, 2020 9:34 am

    Buck was the quintessential Southern gentleman. I worked with him many years ago at CP&L and last saw him outside JCPenney in North Hills when he was working for Brinks.It’s a special memory for me because Buck was a perfect example of a good man. My best to his lovely family.

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