The Life Story of
ALAN KEITH BACON, SR.
Alan Keith Bacon, Sr. was born on October 5, 1958 to the late Aubrey J. Bacon, Jr. and Marcia Norean Bacon. He was preceded in death by his Sister Carla June Bacon and his father Aubrey James Bacon, Jr.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord & Savior at an early age and graduated from Broad Ripple High School is 1976. Alan then attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business from the Kelly School of Business. He then obtained his Masters’ Degree in Business from Indiana Tech.
In 1975, he met the love of his life, Mary Magdalene Bledsoe and since this time the two have been inseparable. They were married and to this union one son was born, Alan Keith Bacon, Jr. Alan Sr. and Mary later adopted a baby girl and named her Monica June Bacon.
In 2022, Alan retired from the City of Indianapolis, Department of Public Works after nearly 35 years of service. Alan is also a retired Chaplain from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department where he served the community in this position for 23 years. Leveraging his education background, Alan taught Bachelor and Master-level business courses as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Tech through to his illness. Alan had a very fulfilling professional career wearing many hats from City Administrator, Chaplain and Adjunct Professor.
Alan answered his call into the ministry in 1991 and was licensed to preach the gospel by the Late Pastor Claude Robinson. Alan served as a strong man of God and was an Associate Minister at Greater Northwest Baptist Church. Ministry and Kingdom-building was his passion as he gave his children a firm and absolute foundation in Christ. As a family, he held daily Bible study, prayer and table talk during dinner. Alan would stop everything to serve and minister to others in need. He had the gift of sharing and teaching the truths of Gods word to make it plain. He has taught and blessed many to have victory in in their lives. Many souls were saved and lives changed by his gift to impart the truths of Gods word.
Alan taught by example. He lived what he taught. Many people have been blessed by Alan’s walk with the Lord and how actively he loved his wife Mary and his family.
As a tree is known by its fruit, Alan later started a street ministry called, “Hope of Glory”, where he, his wife and others, would go out on the streets to minister and pray for to those in need, offering food and Bibles. Alan and Mary would pray with the community and offered hope by way of sharing the gospel. He also served at other Indianapolis churches including as Interim Pastor at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, Associate Pastor at Canaan Baptist, 25th Street Baptist Church and is most recently became an Elder at Abundant Faith Christian Church; a new ministry he helped plant in Indy.
Alan enjoyed many things, but none more than his love for music. Alan Sr., Alan Jr. and grandson Chase have a raw, God-given talent to play every instrument from keyboards to drum to horns, guitars, bass and even spoons. You name it, Alan could play it. His grandkids might remember the Hambone he did so well on his thighs, too. Alan performed in a 1970’s Band named “Midnight Sun” and with the IU Soul Revue ensemble during his time in college, just recently performing at the 50th Anniversary of the Ensemble.
Alan enjoyed hosting family gatherings, grilling, and spending time with his beautiful grandchildren, teaching them to swim and to drive. Alan was a very active grandfather, sledding and organizing snow-ball fights, shopping and all. Not limiting adventure to the backyard, Mary finally agreed to let Alan buy a motorcycle after 25 years of marriage. Alan is a retired member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motor Cycle Club, Indianapolis Chapter.
Alan joined the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Indiana University in 1978 and later became a Life Member of the organization. He served as an Elected District Chaplain for 2 terms and was involved in many other fraternal activities throughout the years.
On Oct 3, 2022, Alan began a very challenging 6-month journey with his life-threatening open-heart surgery. He had an aortic dissection surgery, which has a 95% fatality rate. But God answered the prayers of his family to restore to Alan the quality of his life, as the quantity of his days are not up to us. The Lord answered that prayer and God restored him to do just that. Alan had an opportunity to enjoy simple pleasures such as sitting outside in the sun on the patio. He resumed driving a car and he even had an opportunity to ride around Indy’s 465 on his new Harley trike.
A second heart surgery occurred on March 30, 2023 and although restoration was again the desire, the prayer became that the Lord would not allow beloved Alan, husband of Mary, to suffer. Through it all, Alan remained in good spirits. He trusted the Lord and fought hard to see it through this situation as best he could. Sunday night, April 16, 2023, the Lord called Alan home. Alan fought a good fight; he finished the race and he kept the faith as outlined in 2 Timothy 4:7. He did not suffer – another answered prayer – and he now has complete healing in God.
Alan Keith Bacon, Sr. leaves behind to cherish his memory, Mary his wife of nearly 48 years, one biological son, Alan Jr. (Malina) of Indianapolis, one bonus Son, Leon Edwards, Jr. (Patricia) of Indianapolis, a daughter, Monica June Quarles (Robert), Grandson, Chase A. Bacon of Indianapolis, Grandson, Chordae Spearman of Indianapolis, Granddaughter, Monae Spearman of Indianapolis. Granddaughter, Nia A. Bacon, Indianapolis, Granddaughter, Aubrey A. Bacon, Indianapolis. Bonus Granddaughters Syndey E. Jeffers and Simone K. Jeffers of Indianapolis. His mother, Marcia Norean Bacon of Indianapolis, Brother Mark A. Bacon of Indianapolis, Bonus Brother Anthony (Middle) Howell of Indianapolis, Sister, Eva M. Hillman of Indianapolis, and Sister, Tessa Wells of Indianapolis. One Uncle, Norman Bacon of Illinois and one Aunt, Eunetta Bacon of Illinois. Three Nieces Yolanda King of Illinois, Tamara McElroy (Carlos) of Georgia, Keira Hillman, Nephew-ette (Kolin) of Brownsburg, IN. Three Nephews, Kolin Hillman (Keira) of Brownsburg, Carlos McElroy (Tamara) of Georgia and Carlton Hillman of Indiana, Fraternity Brothers, the Men of Omega Psi Phi, fellow Buffalo Soldiers, and other cherished Cousins, God-Children and a host of dear relatives and friends.
In Christ and in love.