HERBERT ALSTON, beloved father, son, brother and friend, was born to the late Willis Alston and Annie Mae Somerville Alston on August 3, 1945, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He departed this earthly life and entered his Heavenly home on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Raleigh, North Carolina.
His formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System. He then worked in the farming industry and later learned to hunt, which became his life-long passion.
Herbert relocated to New York at the age of nineteen and started a career as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Nassau County, Long Island, New York. He was a hard worker and obtained the highest level in his position. Herbert was the only African American who pulled and transported a (B10) airplane from Mineola Long Island, New York, to the Airplane Museum in Mitchell Fields, Long Island. No one else was ever able to accomplish this feat in the history of Nassau County. After thirty-five years of dedicated service, he retired in 2005, and returned home to Littleton, North Carolina. His final years were spent enjoying nature, cooking, hunting with the Allen Grove Hunting Club, and living a nice quiet life. He always thanked God for all of his blessings, and towards the end of his life, he became a very spiritual man who truly valued life.
While living in New York, Herbert met and married the former Ruth Guilty. This union was blessed with two children and three stepchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Manuella Guilty.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious memory of his life and love are his son, Marcello Alston (Patricia) of High Point, NC; his daughter, Andrea Johnson (Fred) of Raleigh, NC; his stepchildren, Andre Guilty of Long Island, New York, and Gabriel Alston of Winston-Salem, NC; six grandchildren, Markim, Prince Frederick, Sabrina, Lasanda, Shanequa, and Drejuan; one great-grandchild, Ka-Laiyah; his sister, Anne A. Smith of Spartanburg, SC; his brother, Willis Alston of Littleton, NC; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and loyal friends who all loved him and will greatly miss his earthly presence.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, 127 Rock House Road, Littleton, NC. The Pastor, Rev. H. R. Carter, will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 AM until the funeral time.