GODFREY — Rodney Alford, 73, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at home with his family by his side. He was born on October 7, 1943, in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Myron and Alfretta Alford. He married Marilyn Harris on September 26, 1964, in Alton. She survives. Rodney worked at Owens Illinois and retired from Conoco Phillips. He also enjoyed being a scout leader of Pack 77 and Troop 3, was a member of Upper Alton Baptist Church, trained troops for the Vietnam War, enjoyed golf, owls, and most importantly, loved spending time with his family. In addition to his wife he is survived by his three kids and spouses: Keith and Terissa Alford, Jeffrey and Dayna Alford, and Cheri and Joe Esquivel; seven grandchildren: Kierstyn, Gabrielle, James, Chase, JoeJoe, Malia, and Joaquin; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Ronald Alford, Richard and Chris Alford, Dennis and Debbie Alford; two sisters and brothers- in-law: Nannette and Steve White, and Susie and Rick Kessinger; and his brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Shirley Catero. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his granddaughter Evelyn Esquivel. Visitation will be held from 4 until time of memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton. Memorials may be directed to Autism Awareness, or charity of one's choice. Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com .
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