2022ObituariesUncategorizedWilliam “Rick” Alford

July 19, 2022by SealeUser3

William “Rick” Alford

Born January 14, 1963 to Arthur Travis and Hilda Simmons Alford, Rick passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 15th, 2022 in a tragic automobile accident. He grew up in Denham Springs, Louisiana and graduated from Denham Springs High. He worked most of his life as an auto parts manager after having worked alongside his dad in the family owned auto parts store, “One Ninety Auto Parts.” His closest companion in life was his recent mother, Hilda.
Rick enjoyed baseball and loved the game of pool. He lived a life full of adventure and everyone knew his carefree spirit, which kept him forever young. He was a gifted writer, poet, and storyteller. Much of his later writing was inspired by his childhood and family. He longed for a place “Where Time Stood Still.” He wrote:
“When I was a kid, I used to watch my grandma shuck corn or snap beans or peas for hours on end and I wondered how they could waste time like that. I never wanted to spend my kid time like that. Little did I know then what that time was about.”
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Randy Alford. He leaves behind his daughter Monica Alford-Guillot, son-in-law Cory Guillot, nephews Travis and Elliot Alford, niece Olivia Alford, aunts Beverly Jo Labruzzo, Patricia Skipper, and Mary Pyle, as well as many other family members and close friends.
Rick has entered the place where time no longer has limits, the place where time stands still, that place he always longed for, where he is finally at peace.
Services will be held Saturday, July 23rd 12 – 2pm with a 2pm memorial service at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to his family’s memorial fund.

 

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3 comments

  • Shelly Dunaway

    July 25, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    I got home from the hospital on Friday evening to see this. I feel like someone throat punched me and tore my stomach out.
    All the memories, smiles and talks with Rick came rushing into my mind.
    His laughter was infectious and he always had somewhere to go or someone to see.
    He loved tennis also and besides the striped pants he wore he would wear his tennis outfit complete my the shirt around his neck.
    He let Luann and I ride his xr75 at the country club but told us that the back wheel kept coming off. We didn’t care and left the country club for Dunn Road and Debbie Martone’s house. It started raining so we headed back to the club. Every Miller along with their aunts, uncle’s and God only knows who else. When I came up on the road to head into the country club the back wheel fell off.
    All the Milller’s jumped to their feet and 911 and that was fixing to go down
    But Luann and I jumped up like athletes at the Olympics saying we’re ok, we’re ok.
    But we weren’t. We slid on west asphalt with motor burning our legs.
    We put the wheel on
    Got started again and drove to Shamrock via golf course. We cried the whole to my house.
    It was funny afterwards and to this day it makes me laugh.
    He would steal his mom’s car and give us all rides until did three spins with us headed back the way we had come from. The only one that had sense enough to get this car landed somewhere was Mike Friedman. He sid I’m going home. Mike Martone tried to take him home and he said no, you’re crazier than they are.

    Just like you we loved walking through the neighborhoods to Denham Elementary to see who was playing. Good times.

    I’ve thought about you so often over the years. I wish when that I could’ve watched you played pool one more time.

    Shelly Dunaway

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  • Lisa Timmons Hope

    July 21, 2022 at 12:06 am

    My deepest condolences. Went to school with Rick.

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  • Wilma VICKNAIR

    July 19, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    RIP RICKY. I KNEW YOU FROM A YOUNG MAN WHO PLAYED POOL WITH MY SON JIMMY. YOU WAS ALWAYS A FRIENDLY YOUNG MAN WE BOUGHT MANY CAR PARTS FROM YOUR DAD AT 190 AUTO PARTS.YOU WILL BE MISSED.

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