Walter “Al” Allen Twyford, 74, passed away on May 17 2019. He was born on June 15 1944 in Hardtner Ks. He was preceded in death by his parents James A Twyford and Mary Lou Twyford.
He is survived by his daughter Marla, her husband Keith Anacleto and his grandchildren Lia and Jalen. “Al” Is also survived by his sisters Gloria Kowan of Glencoe IL., Martha Eden of Springfield Mo., and Lesa Knight of Ladue Mo along with many nieces and nephews.
Al attended Kemper Military school and was a graduate of Missouri State University. He served his country as a 1st Lt in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. As a result of his service in Vietnam, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the recipient of two bronze stars for valor as well as other accolades. The discipline and patriotism he acquired while being in the military never left him, as his family and friends will attest.
He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and community.