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David F. Alberson, Jr.

April 5, 1965 — March 9, 2022

David Franklin Alberson, 56, of Charleston, husband to Jill Suzanne Alberson entered into eternal rest on March 9, 2022, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on April 5, 1965, in Montgomery, AL, David was the son of the late David Franklin Alberson, Sr. and Jane Ellen Morris.

David graduated from Stanhope Elmore High School where he played football, was active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and enjoyed riding his horse, Zeus.

After graduating high school, David joined the United States Navy. He served six years on active duty, and entered the Naval Reserve upon his Honorable Discharge.

After the Navy, he attended AUM and moved to New Jersey where he worked for the Xerox Corporation. He then transferred to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he met his wife Jill and they married in 2004.

In 2008, David and Jill sold all of their belongings to sail across the Atlantic to Ireland. David and a crew made the Atlantic crossing from Charleston to Ireland, where Jill joined him. They then continued their journey, crossing the Irish Sea and spending time sailing along the coast of England. Jill returned home, and David and his dad sailed back across the Atlantic, landing in Charleston, where he resided.

In Charleston, David worked For the Department of Homeland Security and the US Coast Guard as an Electronic Technology Specialist, until he retired in 2021.

David was an avid athlete, and by that he didn’t just enjoy one sport but many, including snowboarding, wakeboarding, soccer, tennis, sailing, football, camping, hiking, surfing, riding his Harley and playing his guitar. He also took on any hobby that interested Jill, including sewing and playing the violin, which he would learn first and then teach her. David was a teacher at heart, always on the go, and his love for animals generated a house full of beloved pets.

David is known by his family and friends as always willing to lend a hand, never saying no.

David is survived by his wife, Jill; his step-parents, Mike and Linda; brother, Brian Morris (Michelle); and sisters, Dara Alberson (Allen) and Jennifer Morris-Brendle (Kellie). He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Cadence and Charli; Aubrey and Alexandria; Dylan; Connor and Brianna; McKenna and Grayson. David is survived by a host of friends and relatives, fondly coined as “David’s Tribe”.

David was preceded in death by his father, David F. Alberson Sr., and mother, Jane E. Morris; grandparents: Minnie Massey and Frank Alberson, David and Marie Curlee, and Jimmy and Yvonne Morris, and niece, Stephanie and nephews, Christopher and Monte.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 13, 2022, between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston. The service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM.

The burial will be in Alabama at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www. Mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER_SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414 (843)722-8371.
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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, March 13, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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Memorial Service

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

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