In Loving Memory

Jerry D. Alvord

January 31, 1939 - May 9, 2024

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Jerry Dean Alvord, a resident of Daphne, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at the age of 85.

Jerry was born January 31, 1939, in South Bend, Indiana.  He served in the United States Air Force, had a brief law enforcement career, and retired from AT&T.  In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and being in the outdoors.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nita Alvord; his children, Jan (David) Mann of Spanish Fort, AL and John (Jan) Alvord of Cumming, Georgia; grandchildren, Haley Sykes, Lauren Henderson, Zach Alvord and Chase Alvord; great-grandchildren, Savannah Sykes, Stetson Sykes, Ridge Alvord, Saylor Alvord and Aniston Alvord; and one sister, Carole Phipps.

A memorial service will be held at Frazer Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. There will be a time of visitation beginning at 2PM.  The family would appreciate it if you would stay and attend a brief service after the visitation beginning at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Shepherd’s Place Foundation, P.O. Box 1281, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama, is assisting the family.

16 Comments

  1. Deborah J Huff

    I am so sorry to hear about your Father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Dean & Cindy McKinney

    John: very sorry to learn of your father’s passing. Will pray that God strengthens you and your family during this difficult period.

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  3. The Daniell family

    Keeping your family in our prayers. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

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  4. Brad Simons

    Sorry for your loss. Always a tough time for the family. He is in a better place now.

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  5. Glenda Hall

    Those who knew Jerry well could see beyond the gruff and see that he was a great family man, good solid citizen, and one of the most honest persons you would ever encounter. There were many times I saw his honesty, and I am sure his children witnessed that also. As his sister-in-law for over six decades, I saw so many examples and this is one of his most enduring traits.
    Also, when we were young and I was studying for a test and struggling with math, he was the last person I thought could help me. To my surprise he was patient, explained it to my understanding, and was a great teacher. I will always remember and appreciate that. He was an intelligent man without pretensions. To make Nita’s Four Sisters Day Out even more pleasant, each time he cooked a delicious dinner for her return home. One sister was pleased , the other 3 were impressed.He will be missed by his family and those who knew him as a great man in a quiet way.

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  6. tammy.carter

    Sorry to hear about your father, John, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Gary & Linda Lemmer

    Lin & I will keep the entire Alvord family in our thoughts and prayers. We both understand how
    difficult it is to lose a parent. Your dad is in a much better place looking down on a family that
    he can be proud of for the rest of their lives.

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  8. Carol Fulgham

    Nita, John and Jan:

    My heart goes out to y’all as you go through the grief. I know Nita that you were so attentive to him and you had great children to back you up and love their Dad. God bless all of you and I’m sending hugs and love. May God give you peace that passes all understanding Love to all.

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  9. Paulla McLellan

    I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  10. Kevin Brumbeloe

    John, Zach and Chase,

    Very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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  11. Ann Nielsen

    I am so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Prayers for all of the family.

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  12. Danny Snow

    Hey John I really am sorry for your loss , you and your family will be in our prayers .

    May God Bless you

    Danny

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  13. Gary Johnson

    As a Shepherd’s Place volunteer, I can share that we were blessed to have known and shared time with Jerry. It has also been wonderful getting to know Nita and witnessing the love she had for Jerry. He was always humble with a touch of mischief. And competitive — absolute domination in game play like noodle volleyball or anything requiring athletic skills. On the softer side, he really enjoyed the music and rarely sat out a song. Thoughts and prayers for Nita and all the family.

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  14. Chuck Moseley

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Alvord. He was a big part of my life in the 80’s during hunting season. I believe all of those men are now in heaven sitting around a fire and talking about deer hunting and arguing about football. Mr. Gaddy, Mr. Esco, my dad, Big John and Mr. Alvord. What a group of men. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless 🙏

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  15. Lynn McAllister

    I met Jerry as a volunteer at Shepherd’s Place, and I’m sad to hear that he passed. On my first day there, I made the mistake of placing Mardi Gras beads around his neck, but I was quickly forgiven. I loved the mischievous glint he had in his eyes, the way he couldn’t sit still when the music started and his joyful outbursts of singing. He was a great dancer, and despite his age and limitations, he still took the lead when you danced with him. It was a great blessing to know Jerry! My deepest condolences to his loved ones.

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  16. Mike White

    I loved greeting Jerry every Thursday at Shepherd’s Place. He had such a firm handshake, we would joke that he could have been in politics. Jerry couldn’t wait until Toni our music director starting playing, because he loved to get up and dance and join in the fun. Will remember him always, and miss Jerry.

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