From: Virginia Tech Facilities Department

Alvin (Todo) Johnson Alderman, 96, of Christiansburg passed away on Nov. 3, 2019.

Alderman was born in Pilot and raised in Sugar Grove. He was a member of the Oak Grove Church and more recently the Ellett Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church. Alvin was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a carpenter by trade and retired from the Virginia Tech Facilities Department in the carpentry shop. He loved to hunt and fish with his many friends and sit on his porch and watch the wildlife.

Alvin was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Nannie Ruth Howery Alderman, who he treasured dearly; parents, Mary and Alvin Jackson Alderman; sisters, Ruby Epperly, Louise Epperly; and brother, Sam Alderman. Alderman is survived by his daughter, Betsy Gaffey-Pitts and husband Bob Pitts; and a special friend, Thelma Gilmore. Alvin cherished the time he spent with Scotty Lancaster and Brittney Wimmer and with his numerous nieces and nephews, and the visits from his nephew, Bobby Ray Epperly. He is also survived by special friends, Jack Walters, Danny Sowers, Garnett Epperly, William and Karen Dove, and the Lancaster family.

Visitation was held on Nov. 6. Funeral services will be held on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Steve and Lou Akers officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Sunset Cemetery.

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