April 2, 2009

HOWARD (DAVE) DAVID ALVEY
(1/26/1942 3/27/2009)



Howard (Dave) David Alvey, 67, of Cape Fair, MO died of a heart attack on March 27, 2009 at home.

He was born the son of Ralph E. Alvey and LaVon May (Luncsford) Alvey on January 26, 1942 in Peoria, Illinois.

Dave had one daughter Marilyn M. Alvey with his wife of 44 years Phyllis L. Avera Alvey.

He was born in Peoria, Illinois and when he was about 10 moved to Paramount, CA. He learned to paint from his dad and the love of travel and playing the guitar. He met Phyllis in Orland, CA. in 1963 and ran away on his Harley with her in August of 1964 and got married. They had only been on two dates before they ran off, who would have thought it would last 44 years.

The family traveled all over the United States before moving to Gorin, MO in 1979, where the family resided until 1994. They lived in Missouri the last 30 years, settling in Cape Fair, MO (Branson area) in 1995.

Mr. Alvey left strangers that became forever friends everywhere he went. He was a Journeyman painter in the Painters Union in California when he was just 17 years old. By then he had already painted with his dad for a number of years. When the airless spray compressor came out, he decided to learn how to use it, saying that no matter where he went he saw that there was always a job for a good spray man. To watch him spray was like watching a ballet, all of his moves were so flowing and he never missed a beat. He had such a rhythm. He finally gave up painting in 2008 after approximately 53 years. The chemicals and years got to him. He will be terribly missed by family and friends everywhere.

Alvey was preceded in death by his sisters, Dee Harmon and Lori Cochran; two infant brothers, Jack and Danny Alvey; his parents; his father-in-law, Alan Avera; his nephews, Joseph Cochran Alvey and Joseph David Winberry; and a niece, Shelly Harmon Luncsford.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Avera Alvey of Cape Fair; one daughter, Marilyn Alvey of Cape Fair; his second mother, Pauline Avera; two brothers and four others he called brothers, Clarence Alvey, Jerry and Pat Alvey, Jack Cochran, Don Harmon, all of Missouri, Ray Avera, Dean Hoalst of Washington; one sister and four others he called sisters, Linda and Bob Greenley of Gorin, Carol Taylor, Sharon Hoalst, Connie Taylor, all of Washington, Pat Alvey of Missouri; his friends since childhood, Rod Kemnitz of TX; nephews, Danny Alvey of California, Rick and Linda Alvey of California, Jerry and Stacey Alvey of Ohio, Jimmy and JoAnn Lee, James Harmon of TN, Richard and Cami Hoalst of WA, Robert and Diane Hoalst of WA, Jeremy and Chrystal Taylor of CA, Jimmy Taylor of CA, Joshua Taylor of WA; nieces, Angela and Travis Allan of Kahoka, Patricia Gordy of Wyaconda, Jennifer and Vincent Friend of Newberg, Crystal Bradshaw, Patrina and Marvin Coverdell of Edgar Springs, Kristina and Chris Coverdell of Cuba, Lavon and Vince Robles of CA, Jennifer and Rich of Nevada, Jessica and Troy Lennox of Nevada, Jamie Malloy of Nevada, Julie Taylor of Massachusetts, Tonia and Art Howe of Washington, and Traci Avera of Washington; and many great nephews, great nieces, and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2009 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses 1264 Talking Rocks Road, in Branson West, MO.

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