Bobby Lee Alston

Bobby Lee Alston was born November 20, 1935 in Halls, Tennessee.  He was the son of Roy Alston and Leona Lacey Alston.

He departed this life in Memphis, Tennessee on February 6, 2017.  He was 81 years old.

Bobby joined the United States Marine Corp in San Diego, California in 1956.  He proudly served his country during the Korea War.  He received his honorable discharge in 1958.

On March 17, 1962 in Caruthersville, Missouri he was united in marriage to Joyce Mercer.  They celebrated 54 years of marriage.

Bobby had many hobbies.  One of his very favorite was building and racing stock cars with his family that included 3 brothers, a sister and their kids.  He loved watching the car races on T.V.  If it wasn’t car racing season he watched any sport that was on T.V.  He also enjoyed watching cartoons.

Survived by – his wife – Joyce Alston – Caruthersville, Missouri

A sister – Myrna Johnson – Caruthersville, Missouri

Many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Roy and Leona Alston, 3 brothers – Johnny Alston, R.H. Alston, Charlie Alston.


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