Reginald Whitaker Alston, Jr.

  • Born: February 23, 1924
  • Died: April 24, 2021
  • Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Reginald Whitaker Alston, Jr., 97, of North Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Constance Joan Heatley Alston entered into eternal rest Saturday, April 24, 2021. A Graveside Service with military honors will be held in Riverview Memorial Park, 3715 Azalea Dr, North Charleston, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Reginald was born February 23, 1924 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, son of the late Reginald Whitaker Alston and Sue Arrington Dunn Alston. He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, and worked in the automobile repair business as a body mechanic. Reggie enjoyed woodworking, and made beautiful furniture and handcrafted items for his wife, home and family. He was a long-time member of Midland Park United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Constance Heatley Alston of North Charleston, SC; his daughter, Terry A. Swinnie (Frank) of Andrews, SC; his son, Reginald W Alston, III (Debbie) of La Grange, NC; his brother, Charlie Dunn Alston of LaGrange, NC; his special niece and close buddy, Diane Bean; nine grandchildren, Reginald Alston, IV, Kristy A. Herring, John I. Alston, David J. Alston, A. Caroline Alston, Kate A. King, Robert F. Swinnie, IV, Fran A. Swinnie, and Alston B. Swinnie; and ten great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Midland Park United Methodist Church, 2301 Midland Park Rd, North Charleston, SC 29406, or Scotland Neck First Baptist Cemetery Endowment Fund, c/o P. Staton, P.O. Box 67, Scotland Neck, NC 27874.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Alston family, our most sincere condolences in the loss of Reggie, not many days pass that I do not think of him, he was my very close friend from the late 1950s. I met him when he had his Auto Body & Paint shop on SPRUILL AVENUE in North Charleston. Reggie painted my first car, a 1950 Oldsmobile 88 with 10 coats of Black Lacquer, when he had it finished it was just beautiful, he then walked around it to make sure it was prefect with a paint gun in his hand shaking it with only Lacquer thinner in it to clean it & the canister fell off & splashed thinner over the whole left rear of the car washing all of the fresh paint off causing him to have to paint it all again. Reggie Alston was the most gracious person I have ever known, his slow thoughtful drawl & his ever present smile will forever be in my thoughts.

Posted by Sammie & Marcie Douan    April 25, 2021

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