The Obit For John Alonso

John Alonso

Chattanooga Times Free Press
March 27, 2009

FORT OGLETHORPE — John Alonso, 79, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at his residence.

He had been a resident of North Georgia for over 50 years and was of the Church of Christ faith. Mr. Alonso graduated from Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla., where he was an all star athlete and still holds the record for the most letters in every sport.

He played minor league professional baseball in Texas and played basketball for Peerless Woolen Mills.

An avid golfer, he was a member of Battlefield Golf Club since its opening in 1971. After his retirement from the textile industry, he was an employee of the Battlefield Golf Club for many years.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Isabel Italiano and Olga Alonso; and brother, Joe Alonso.

Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Nancy Alonso; son, David Alonso, Cape Canaveral, Fla.; daughters, Denise (Mike) Lusk, Melody (Dan) Nichols, Ringgold, Robin (Bo) Coshatt, Birmingham; grandchildren, Chris and Cristin Lusk, Carrie Brisendine, Caitlin Nichols, Lauren, Lindsay, Caleigh and Chandler Coshatt; great-grandchildren, Finley Brisendine and Natalie Lusk.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Mike Lusk, Dan Nichols and Minister Mike Gurganus officiating.

Interment in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Honorary pallbearers will be members and staff of Battlefield Golf and Country Club, Dale Shaffner and James Moreland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Catoosa County Childrens Fund, Attention: Coleman Burroughs, P.O. Box 130, Ringgold, GA 30736.

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The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.