Robert Alston Sr. was born June 2, 1925 in Littleton, North Carolina to Richard and Susan Alston. He was the fourth youngest of his 13 siblings.
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He traveled to Norfolk, Virginia by his sister’s side, Peggy Kearney, where he would later meet his beloved wife, Josephine Alston.
Married in February 12, 1945, Robert and Josephine had five children, Carolyn Boyd Artis, Robert Alston Jr., Geraldine Faye Alston, Douglas Lee Grant Alston, and Tony Alston.
He raised two grandchildren as his own, Carol Clay (Granddaughter) and Montique Alston (Great Granddaughter).
He is survived by his children, 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 25 great great grandchildren, 1 great great great grandchild, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Welcoming him into his transition, he is proceeded by his wife, Josephine Alston, his son, Douglas Lee Grant Alston, and his granddaughters LaShawn Alston and Joyce Alston.
Robert “Grandaddy” Alston, Sr., was loved by many. He was very funny and had a way with words. He enjoyed a good car ride and loved to be around his family and the family dogs.
While we all have our private memories of Robert Alston Sr., today we celebrate and honor him.