Harrell Funeral Home of Austin
4435 Frontier Trail
AUSTIN TX 78745
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William Henry "Bill" Alston, 97, of Buda, TX passed away on December 31, 2022 in Buda, TX. Bill was born in Mexia, TX to Henry Clay and Ludie Irene (Evans) Alston on October 1, 1925.
Bill graduated from Freer High School in... Read More
William Henry "Bill" Alston, 97, of Buda, TX passed away on December 31, 2022 in Buda, TX. Bill was born in Mexia, TX to Henry Clay and Ludie Irene (Evans) Alston on October 1, 1925.
Bill graduated from Freer High School in 1943. He immediately enlisted in the US Army
Air Corps and served as a Flight Engineer on B-25s during World War II. After discharge, he worked as a construction supervisor for Humble Oil, later Exxon for 40 years. He enjoyed country music, a good western movie with a happy ending, and black coffee. Bill was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Above all, he cherished and valued his family, which he saw as his greatest achievement in life.
Bill is survived by his children, David Alston (Maria) of Kyle, their children David Jr, John Paul, and Anastasia; James Michael Alston (Mary) of Houston, TX and their daughter Rachel; Cynthia Norma Alston Wood (Josh) of Midland, TX and their sons, Conner and Sean. He also recently celebrated the birth of his great-grandchild, Legend Alston. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and his dear friends who were his companions in the final years of his life.
He is preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Norma Purcell Alston, his parents, and his sister Billie Jeannette (Alston) Rouse.
Funeral service will be held in Buda, TX on January 10, 2023 at 10:00 a.m., with Father Jesse Martinez of Santa Cruz Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Luling City Cemetery in Luling, TX.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Buda Oaks Assisted Living Facility and to Magnolia Hospice.
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