Alvin M. Morford, 82, of Collegedale, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Al graduated from Valley City High School in Valley City, N.D. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, spending time in Korea. Upon his return, he graduated with a B.S. from Union College, in Lincoln, Neb.; later, he earned a masters from Notre Dame University. He used his education to teach science and math from 1960-1996 at Plainview Academy, Oak Park Academy, Madison Academy, and the last 19 years at Collegedale Academy. His students remember him as patient and kind, a devoted Christian with a twinkle in his eye, a big smile, and-almost always--a bow tie. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Morford; daughter, Lori Harr, of Conroe, Texas; daughter, Vonda (Dan) Kittle, of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and son, Randy (Julie) Harr, of Collegedale; three grandchildren, Whitney Kittle, Camille and Danielle Harr; sisters, Dorthy Morford, of Sturgis, S.D.; Kay (Les) Hanson, of Waterloo, Ill.; and brother, Don Morford, of Rapid City, S.D. Inurnment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. The family will receive visitors following the memorial service in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Collegedale Academy Worthy Student Fund or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.