Alford Truman Hennessee

Alford Truman Hennessee

Male 1922 - 2009  (87 years)

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  • Name Alford Truman Hennessee 
    Born 17 Aug 1922  Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Realtor  [2
    Occupation 0___ 1966  [2
    Religion Baptist  [2
    Died 7 Sep 2009  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I813  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2015 

    Father Sam Norman "Mike" Hennessee,   b. 25 Jul 1895, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1978, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother May Dell Fannie Campbell,   b. 9 Feb 1903, Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1993, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1919  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1940  Lawrence, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F307  Group Sheet

    Family Joyce Mae Phelps,   b. 12 Aug 1925, Alex, Grady County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1989, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1944  Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Ralph Michael "Mike" Hennessee, DDS
     2. Pat Truman Hennessee,   b. 25 Oct 1950, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 2006, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     3. Jeffrey Joe Hennessee,   b. 13 Jun 1958, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1973, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Aug 1922 - Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jul 1944 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 2009 - Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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    Alford Truman Hennessee (1922-2009)
    Alford Truman Hennessee (1922-2009)
    He was active with the Salvation Army, Boys Club, Red Cross, USO, United Way, Comanche County Center for Handicapped Children, Comanche County Children's Shelter and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

  • Notes 
    • Alford T. Hennessee

      Funeral for Alford T. Hennessee, 87, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Coast officiating.

      Mr. Hennessee died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 in a Lawton hospital.

      Burial with Lawton Police Department honors will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

      Mr. Hennessee was born Aug. 17, 1922, near Faxon to Sam Norman "Mike" and Maydell Campbell Hennessee. He was a 1940 graduate of Faxon High School and attended Cameron State Agricultural College. He married Joyce Mae Phelps on July 10, 1944, in Lawton. She died on Oct. 1, 1989. He worked for civil service and sold real estate in Port Arthur, Texas, before being employed by the Lawton Police Department in 1947. He was promoted from patrolman to identification and records superintendant to assistant police chief. He was appointed chief of police in 1966, where he remained until his resignation in June 1976.

      Following his retirement he owned Hennessee Real Estate.

      His professional achievements include establishing the first basic police training program for the Lawton Police Department in 1964. In 1969, he was appointed to the Oklahoma Crime Commission and served two and one half years on the systems, training and equipment committees. He organized the Southwest Oklahoma Law Enforcement Association in 1969 and in 1971 initiated and assisted with the planning and implementation of the 911 Emergency Telephone System. In 1971 and 1972 he initiated the Neighborhood Watch Program, and in November 1974 initiated and implemented the Teen Policing Program.

      He was associated with many professional organizations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and the Southwest Narcotics Task Force. He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 98 and a member and past president of the Downtown Kiwanis Club. He had been involved with the Salvation Army, Boys Club, Red Cross, USO, United Way, Comanche County Center for Handicapped Children, Comanche County Children's Shelter and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

      Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike Hennessee and Phylliss, Leesville, La.; two brothers: Dee Hennessee, Lawton; and Jack Hennessee, San Clemente, Calif.; a sister, Helen Bernhart, Pulaski, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by two sons: Jeff Hennessee and Pat Hennessee.

      Lawton Constitution [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S461] U.S. Social Security Death Index.

    2. [S47048] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hennessee&GSiman=1&GScid=99619&GRid=41785612&.

    3. [S1750] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBJG-T5T : accessed.