Jimmy D. Alfred, 78 - Orrville, Ohio

Jimmy D. Alfred, 78, of Orrville, Ohio died November 24, 2015, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a seven month period of declining health.

He was born May 27, 1937, in Arnoldsburg, W.Va. the son of Richard and Chloe (Butler) Alfred. He was united in marriage to Colista A. Manson on July 18, 1959. She preceded him in death in 2002. He later married Nancy Musser on June 12, 2003. She survives.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He had been employed as a maintenance man at the former Technocast Co. in Orrville for 30 years, and worked in the maintenance department at the power plant for the city of Orrville for 12 years, until his retirement in 1999.

He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville. Jimmy enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling and especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was always willing to help anyone who needed help.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by one son, Eric Alfred of Orrville; stepson, Timothy (Alisha) Musser of Marshallville; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Bonnie) Alfred of Lakeville, OH; and sisters, Doris (Bill) McElvey of Naples, FL, and Sally Grizzard of Tennessee.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Colista, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Kathleen "Kathy" Musser in 2013.

Memorial services will be held at Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Randy Gehres officiating. Friends may call at Christ United Church of Christ in Orrville on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. prior to the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church of Christ, 301 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667. Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home website at www.aublefuneralhome.com