Retired United States Air Force Lt. Col. Winters George Hale Alderman, age 83, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, at his home.
Born June 4, 1931, at Lobelia, he was a son of the late Theodore Gaines Alderman and Icy Pearl Dean Alderman.
Hale graduated from Troy University while in the military. He attended Officer Candidate School in 1955, and Air War College in 1974. His distinguished and honored military career began shortly after he graduated from high school. Hale retired from the United States Air Force in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After retirement, Hale settled in Fort Worth, Texas, working for GD, and later working as business administrator at both Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving, Texas. He held a variety of leadership roles in his church for more than 50 years; and served as councilman for the City of Willow Park and as a Parker County precinct chairman.
Woodworking was also one of Hale’s passions, having learned the trade of carpentry from his father. He never met a stranger, and was bold with his witness for Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Glen Spinks, Nelson Spinks, Warren Alderman and Harold Alderman; a sister, Thelma Alderman; and his first wife, Sue Guess Alderman.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne Alderman; daughters, Cynthia Alderman, and Dana Matyastik, and husband, Walter; granddaughters, Amanda Matyastik and Claire Matyastik; step-sons, Brad Minnich, and wife, Emily, Greg Minnich, and wife, Julie, and Rick Minnich, and wife, Susan; grandchildren, Lauren, and husband, Matt, Rachel, Ben, Sam, Katie, Ricky and Nathan; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Bryant; and a brother, Arlo John Alderman.
Graveside service was March 11 in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the PraiSingers at Travis Avenue Baptist Church; or a charity of your choice.