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Charles Frank Alcorn

January 4, 1948 ~ March 21, 2020 (age 72)


Charles Frank Alcorn, beloved husband, father, and grandfather of Copperas Cove, TX, passed away on March 21, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date, allowing all those that would like to come together to celebrate his life, and his amazing gift of life everlasting with our Heavenly Father.

Born in San Saba, Texas, on January 4, 1948, to the late Frank A. and Ella Pearl Sutton Alcorn, he enjoyed a childhood of simple pleasures- hunting, fishing, and getting into a little bit of mischief along the way.

Early on in his life, he met his one and only true love, Gloria; and when he was called to serve the Army in the Vietnam War, he married her as quickly as he could. While in Vietnam, he achieved the rank of Sergeant and earned the bronze star. Shortly after, Charles was an employee of the City of Copperas Cove for many years and went on to be employed by the Inland Services in Fort Hood.

If you had the pleasure of knowing Charles, you knew he was an avid gardener, bird watcher, and weed puller. He loved being outside, making things grow, giving to others, and loving on his family and those around him. You never left the house without taking something with you. He loved his family and spoiling his grandchildren more than anything. He will be missed by all that were given the gift of knowing him.

Charles was a dedicated follower of Christ and was an active member of Southern Hills Baptist Church. He also volunteered for many years at the Copperas Cove Homeless Shelter and was recognized by the community for his faithful service.

Charles is survived by his wife (his “Honey”) Gloria Alcorn; children, Tracie Simental, Charles Calvin Alcorn, Michael Alcorn; grandchildren, Alexis Simental, Kaleigh Simental, Ziva Alcorn; and sister, Betty Sue Pierce. His brothers, Kenneth Alcorn and Bobby Alcorn preceded him in death.

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