James R. Alston, Jr., loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Born in Windsor, NC on April 5, 1941, served in the Air Force and retired in 1967. Moved to El Paso in 1972 where he worked for Sunland Optical Co. for 30 years as an Optician and General Manager. Preceded by James R. Alston, Sr., father; Mary H. Alston, mother; brothers Levi Alston and William Alston; sisters Kathryn Smith and Alice Winer. James is survived by his wife of 44 years Patricia (Pat) Alston, son James A. Taber, daughter Lori (Missy) Macias (Rick), three grandchildren, Richard J (RJ), Victoria (Tori) and Marcus Macias; 2 sisters Ida Hemingway and Jane Tew and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina. Graveside Service will be Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Alston family requests you to make a donation to
. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332
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Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 9 to Mar. 16, 2013