He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Max Creek Baptist Church.
He was a retired supervisor with Giffin Pipe. Ersell was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Pearl Ethel Alderman; and a daughter, April.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Gloeda S. Alderman; sons William David Alderman and his fiancée, Pam, of Dublin, Tony and Jill Alderman of Radford, and Kevin Neal Alderman and Cheryl of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Vicky Alderman of Salem, Bobby and Shirley Alderman of Merrimac, and Henry and Frances of Vinton; sisters Betty Hanks of Christiansburg and Patricia Buckland of Narrows; and many other relatives and friends.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at the Max Creek Baptist Church. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Mike Coleman officiating.
Graveside services with full military rites will be held today, Wednesday, September 22, at 2 p.m. in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gideons International, PO Box 923, Radford, VA 24143 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
The Alderman family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.