Memorial service with Jeff Gore officiating was at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Necessity Baptist Church.
Interment was private. Arrangements were under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.
Alfred Jonathan Jensen was born on Dec. 14, 1923 in Froid, Mont. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII.
While in the service he was stationed in Brownwood and met Edna Gene Waggoner in Breckenridge. They were married on December 6, 1945 in Martinez, Calif.
When he was discharged from the Army in 1946, they moved to Breckenridge. God blessed them with two children, Carolyn in 1949 and Jerry in 1952. They later moved to the Necessity Community where they made their home for almost 60 years.
Alfred worked for Gulf, Chevron, and Warren Petroleum for 30-plus years until his retirement in 1985. He was a faithful member of the Necessity Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher.
He was a farmer and rancher, avid fisherman, and an accomplished carpenter.
Alfred's generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to his family and friends. He lived his life with integrity and unwavering faith in his Creator, Jesus Christ. He will truly be missed, but as a family we take comfort in knowing that he has gone on to the place that his Heavenly Father has prepared for him.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his daughter, Carolyn Perkins and husband, S.R. of Decatur; son, Jerry Jensen and wife, Mary of Necessity; grandchildren: Shannon Hachtel and husband, Jimmy of Bowie, Monica Bennett and husband, Jeff of Runaway Bay, Steve Perkins and wife, Laurie of Decatur, Paul Perkins and wife, Julia of Decatur, Jennifer Jensen and fiancé A.J. Ward of Necessity, and Corey Clary of Breckenridge, great-grandchildren: Mashae and Cole Peace of Bowie, Chelsie, Brandi, and Luke Bennett of Runaway Bay, Amber and Stevi Perkins of Decatur, and Reagan Jenson of Necessity.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Jensen, his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
Memorials may be made to Necessity Baptist Church and they can be left at the funeral home.
The family invites friends to leave a condolence or share a memory of Alfred in the online guestbook at www.meltonkitchens.com.