We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Pinello Funeral Home
Alphonzo Eddy, Sr. was born on July 17, 1932 to the late Modestine Taylor in Daytona Beach, Florida. As a youth, he attended and graduated from the Old Campbell Street High School, Class of 1950. A few years after graduating high school, he was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served, fought and was honorably discharged with a Bronze Service Start during the Korean War era.
Shortly after returning from the war he served his community for over 56 years in delivering medication and medical supplies to clients of LeGrande’s Dyal’s and The Medicine Shoppes pharmacies. Throughout the years, those same clients affectionately renamed him Sam, The Motorcycle Man, Pops, and The Medicine Man respectfully.
One of his favorite things to do was to take his young daughters for rides while teaching them how to switch the gears on the 1956 Harley Davidson he purchased immediately when he returned home from the War. He took pride in maintaining that motorcycle and the 1958 Buick Roadmaster he owned for 19 years. It was on the same motorcycle he became one of the first Black (African-American) Bikers to ride down A1A from Daytona to New Smyrna Beach during a time when Blacks were prohibited from doing so.
His Mother, Modestine Taylor, Stepfather James Taylor, Son Bruce Eddy, Sister Frances Powers, and Nephew Gregory Powers predeceased Alphonzo.
Alphonzo leaves behind his loving wife of 31 years Constance (Connie) Windom-Eddy, as well as his Son: Alphonzo, Jr. (Punni). Daughters: Bonnie McCoy Powell (Lloyd), and Missouri McCoy Thomas. Bonus Daughters; Angela Windom-Moten, Betty McCoy, and Cora McCoy. Bonus Sons: Lamar McCoy, and Matthew Dixon (Christine). Loving Nephews: Alonzo Powers (Jewell), and Joseph Powers (Aretha). A loving family friend: Deann Wingfield. Two (2) Sisters-in-Law: Maxine Windom, and Wanda Nelson (Curtis). Ten (10) grandchildren. Ten (10) great-grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends to share his memory.