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Mr. Robert (Bob) Milton Alford, Sr.

II Timothy 4: 7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Mr. Robert (Bob) Milton Alford, Sr., age 74, of Johnson City, TN. passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, TN. with his loving family by his side. “He did it his way.”

Mr. Alford was born in Unicoi County, TN., the son of the late William Jackson & Mildred Caroline Sechrest Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife Janie Oaks Alford.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy as did his father.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Erwin and attended Antioch Baptist Church in Johnson City.

Mr. Alford is survived by his sons: Robert Milton Alford II of Johnson City, TN and Christopher Eric Alford of Jonesborough. Three grandchildren: Amanda Nicole Alford of Gray, TN. Samuel Christian Alford and Adam Malone Alford of Jonesborough, TN. One great grandchild, Greyson Jett Snyder of Gray, TN. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Barbara Miller-Alford of Johnson City. His loving sister, Jacqueline Marie Alford Frasher and her husband Van of Talbot, TN, who went through good and bad times with Bob was there for him until the end, also survive. Bob is also survived by 2 nieces, 3 great nieces and one great nephew.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, TN.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, December 18, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. at Mountain Home National Cemetary with Pastor Tim Hall officiating with full military honors. Pallbearers will be chosen from family and friends.

Condolences and memories may be sent to the Alford family online at

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services 423-753-3821