Services for James Berry Carl Alder, Ellinwood, were Monday, Dec. 6, at United Methodist Church in Ellinwood with the Rev. Vernon Mealzer officiating. Burial was in Plains Cemetery, Plains.
Mr. Alder died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at his home.
He was born March 5, 1918, in Sneedville, Tenn., the son of Lloyd L. and Margaret Baldwin Alder. He had been a resident of Ellinwood since 1980. He had lived in Dodge City, Ellsworth and Coldwater.
Mr. Alder was a life insurance agent. He was also owner and operator of Alder Trucking in Dodge City and a truck driver for Feaster Trucking in Great Bend. He was a farm and ranch hand and an auto mechanic in Wilmore.
He was a member of United Methodist Church in Ellinwood, the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star and Isis Shrine, and Lions Club. He was a district governor from 1996 to 1997 and he served on the Ellinwood City Council from 1990 to 2003. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow and Leader Dog Project coordinator, and he was named Ellinwood's Distinguished Citizen in 1991. He also received the Ellinwood Schools Athletic Award in 2003. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was a commodities distribution volunteer.
Mr. Alder married Olive Myers on May 26, 1939 in Coldwater. She died Feb. 23, 1970. He married Leona Florene Wright on April 22, 1976 in Dodge City. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Donald D. Alder, Coaldale, Colo., and James Alder Jr., Eudora; four daughters, Heather Barta, Ellsworth, Carlyne Holt, Yuma, Ariz., and Mary Ann Watts and Judith Regnier, both of Eudora; a stepson, Lance Wright, Newton; two sisters, Helen Haskell, Wellington, and Althea Alder, Everest, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A son, Ronald L. Alder, three brothers, Rudy Alder, Jarge Alder and John Alder, and two sisters, Beatrice O'Dell and Mace Evans, preceded him in death.
The family suggests memorials to the Ellinwood Food Bank or the Lions Club, sent in care of Kimple Funeral Home, 113 North Main, Ellinwood 67526.