After a short battle with coronavirus, Charles “Bill” Alston passed on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on May 25, 1945 in Bridgeville to the late Willis and Olive Alston (Robinson). He was raised in Seaford and graduated from Seaford High School. After graduation he was drafted in the Army and served honorably for over 20 years. Shortly after retiring, he worked at the U.S. Agriculture Department, Beltsville, Md.
As a “country boy”, Bill had a lifelong passion of hunting and fishing and cooking whatever he caught. You could count on him to lend a helping hand and kick back “with a cold one.”
Alston is survived by one son: Charles Alston; two daughters: Deborah Gantt (Garland), Evelyn Ennis (William); his beloved mother, Olive “Ms. Pudding” Alston; two sisters, Betty Batson (Keith), Patsy Alston Green; two brothers, James Alston, Larry Hopkins; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family and friends, and others whose lives Bill touched are invited to the Bennie Smith Funeral Home, 437 N Front St, Seaford, DE 19973 from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020 to reminisce, grieve, support each other and of course pay your respect. Funeral service will be held at Bennie Smith’s 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12. Bill will be interned at Delaware Veteran’s Cemetery, Millsboro.