|Birth: ||May 9, 1919|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2008|
Charles Pinckney Alley, 89, of Fort Smith was born May 9, 1919, in Benton to Calvin William and Gertrude Nelson Alley and died Sept. 20, 2008, in his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Paul, James and Lee Joe Alley; two sisters, Jean Adams and Nona Spradling; and a son, Gary Alley. Mr. Alley enlisted in the Navy at the onset of World War II and was a storekeeper aboard various destroyers in the Pacific theater. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Smith, the Benton Arkansas Lodge No. 34 F and AM and the American Tool Association. Mr. Alley was in the furniture manufacturing industry for many years. He began his career with Owasso Furniture in Benton. In 1957, he moved to Fort Smith and joined Flanders Manufacturing as vice president of production. In 1972, he founded and was president of Designers Furniture in Van Buren. After retirement, he was affiliated with Calvin Alley and Associates.
Mr. Alley was an avid and knowledgeable collector of antique woodworking tools. He donated his time to provide a special selection in the Fort Smith Museum of History to display his collection of antique wood working tools, recognizing the significance the furniture manufacturing industry was to Fort Smith's history.
Private family burial will be at U.S. National Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church officiated by Dr. William Galbraith. Family will greet visitors following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home of Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Johnnie; one son, Calvin Lowrey Alley and his wife Marilyn; one daughter, Trude Moore and her husband Dennis of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Chris Alley of Bella Vista, Sarah Curry and Justin Moore of Fayetteville and Duayne and Charles Alley of Fort Smith.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 116 N. 12th, Fort Smith, AR 72901; Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Ave. No. 33, Fort Smith, AR 72903; or the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901.
Calvin William Alley (1888 - 1948)
Gertrude Alice Nelson Alley (1884 - 1976)
Paul Edward Alley (1913 - 2004)*
James Nelson Alley (1915 - 1993)*
Lee Joe Alley (1917 - 1994)*
Charles Pinckney Alley (1919 - 2008)
Nona Louise Alley Spradling (1921 - 2001)*
Jean Alley Adams (1925 - 1976)*
Fort Smith National Cemetery
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