Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, June 30 at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home for Jack Alred, age 78, of Glencoe who passed away on June 26, 2018. Reverend Frank Samuels will officiate. Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery will oversee the services.
A native of Gadsden, Alabama, Jack graduated from Gadsden High School in 1959 where he was an all-state football player and state champion. A skilled electrician, Jack worked for Gulf State Steel Plant for 41 years until his retirement in 2000. While a few of Jack’s preferred hobbies were attending car auctions and Sunday School game nights, his most prized hobbies were those that involved his family. Jack loved attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events, Auburn and Glencoe football games and spending time at the lake with those he loved the most. In a world full of material things, Jack’s actions proved that as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his most cherished treasure was his beloved family.
Jack is preceded in death by his Parents, Carl and Willie Jo Alred; and his brother, Jim Alred (Mary). Jack is survived by his wife of 55 years, Millie Alred; sons, Larry Alred (Ginny) and Brian Alred (Christy); daughter, Michelle Bradley (Danny); and his eight grandchildren, Scott Bradley, Alex Alred, Jacob Bradley, Cade Alred, Maddie Alred, Daniel Bradley, Anna Kate Alred, and Greyson Alred. Pallbearers will be Scott Bradley, Alex Alred, Jacob Bradley, Cade Alred, Danny Bradley, Daniel Bradley, Gary Wells, Tommy Carr, and Steve Copeland. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gulf State Steel Electrical Department/Bull Gang and College Heights Baptist Church’s Durwood Johns’ Sunday School Class.
Jack’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Birmingham VA Hospital and staff as well as Amedisys of Rainbow City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to College Heights Baptist Church. Visitation will be 12:30 – 2 PM Saturday, June 30 at funeral home.
“Nobody here will ever find me, but I will always be around. I’m going to live forever now.”