Charles Cave Alderman, 61, of Jayton, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Kent County Nursing Home.

Charles Cave Alderman, 61, of Jayton, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Kent County Nursing Home. A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel in Stamford, TX. Officiating was Garth Gregory, former judge of Kent County and a longtime friend to Charles. Music for the service was provided by Taimi Wendeborn. Interment was at the Clear Fork Cemetery in Lueders, TX.

Charles Cave Alderman was born November 23, 1955 in Sweetwater, Texas to Ray and Mozelle Alderman. Charles was raised in the Winters and Blackwell area and was a 1974 graduate of Blackwell High School. He farmed and ranched in Girard for several years before moving to Winters to work at Alderman-Cave Milling & Grain Company. After his time at the mill, Charles returned to ranching in Girard. He also worked as a Deputy for the Kent County Sheriff’s Office and was later elected as Sheriff, serving in that capacity for several years. Charles, always an eager student, attended Western Texas College in Snyder, Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and West Texas A&M University in Canyon, studying criminal justice. He married Kay McClendon on July 8, 1996 in Jayton, Texas. He was a member of the Jayton United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and he was an avid reader.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Kay, of Abilene; son, Chuck Alderman, of Stanton, TX; son, Christopher Hoffman, of Abilene, TX; son, David Hoffman and wife, Jennifer, of Abilene, TX; daughter, Scarlett Alderman Davis and husband, Jason, of Portland, TX; daughter, Jamie Jo Alderman, of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Brenda Collins and husband, Steven, of Lueders, TX; daughter, Becky Allbright and husband, Billy, of Abilene, TX; sister, Sydney Alderman Underwood and husband, Brennan, of Abilene, TX; brother, George Alderman and wife, Michelle, of Girard, TX; stepmother, Billie Alderman of Winters, TX; and grandchildren Charles Alderman III, Michael Alderman, Holly Davis, Hunter Davis, Reba Davis, Alex Alderman, Noah Hoffman, Julie Hoffman, Brittany Hoffman, Justin Collins, Hayden Collins, and Landon Collins.

The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and devoted caregivers at the Kent County Nursing Home in Jayton, TX.