September 28, 1933 ~ December 18, 2019

Born in: Gay, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Cecil O. Alford, 86, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on December 18, 2019 and is survived by his wife, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a man of strong faith, serving God throughout his life as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Bible study leader.

Dr. Alford was a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech from 1968 – 1998.
In 1975 he founded the computer engineering research laboratory at Georgia Tech, where he conducted and directed research in robotics and missile defense. He was the author of numerous articles and publications in his fields of expertise. Prior to joining the Tech faculty, he held teaching positions at Tennessee Tech and Mississippi State.

During his distinguished career, he worked in private industries and was a consultant in industry and government.

A Memorial Service will be held at Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road Alpharetta, GA 30005 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00PM. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Cecil Alford to Johns Creek Baptist Church at

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