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 Charles Wesley Alkire

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Charles Wesley Alkire

  • Birth 9 Apr 1928 Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 2001 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Garden of Resurrection, Lot 468, Grave B
  • Memorial ID 101538370

Charles Wesley Alkire, 73, of Lafayette, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, after a lengthy illness from cancer. The son of the late Oliver and Josephine Alkire, he was born April 9, 1928. He was a Stockwell High School graduate and had resided in Tippecanoe, White and Benton counties most of his life. In 1989, he retired from National Homes Corp., working in Lafayette, Martinsville, VA, and Effingham, IL. Since retiring, he spent winters near Winter Haven, FL.

In May 1951, he married Ruth Anna McCreary, and she died in 1978. In March 1993, he married JoAnn Orr, and she survives.

Mr. Alkire was a member of Dayton Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and elder, and Dayton Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, carpentry and playing cards.

Surviving with his wife are a son, Jerry W. Alkire of Fort Wayne; three daughters, JoAnn Abbott, Cheryl Alspaugh, and Lisa Alkire, all of Lafayette; a brother, Norman Alkire of Lafayette seven grandchildren, Emily and Molly Abbott, Erin and Ellen Alkire, Adam, Ryan and Anna Alspaugh; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by a brother, Truman Alkire. Service Aug. 15, Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, the Rev. Stanley Bomgarden officiating; burial at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
--Lafayette Journal & Courier - Mon 8/13/2001


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  • Created by: Vonda J Dowell
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101538370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Wesley Alkire (9 Apr 1928–11 Aug 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101538370, citing Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Vonda J Dowell (contributor 46922561) .