Mr. Alvis died 12:38 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Ozarks Medical Center. He was born August 5, 1936 at Geary, Oklahoma to William Solon Alvis and Bertha Louise Allen Alvis. He graduated from the West Plains High School with the Class of 1955 and on May 10, 1957, he was married at Moody, Missouri to Fern McClellan. Before his retirement, Mr. Alvis had been employed at the International Shoe Company, had been a road grader for Howell County and was a farmer in the Pomona area which he enjoyed. Mr. Alvis also loved spending time with his grandson and great grandchildren and Cloud 9 Ranch. He was of the Baptist faith with his membership in the Forest Dell Church.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Alvis, of the family home; his daughter, Ronda Barry, husband, Dade, Pomona, Missouri; his grandson, Brian Barry, wife, Caiti, Licking, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Mason, Tyson and Camden; his sister, Freda Mayfield, husband, Ron, Ozark, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, a great-grandson, Brody River Barry, his brother, Elmer Alvis and his sister, Margaret Alvis, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19th, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.