Alvis U. Hagan, son of the late Fed Lando and Laura Angeline Hagan, was born on December 9, 1922 in Dora, Missouri, and departed this life on March 10, 2011 in Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri, following a long illness. He was 88 years and three months of age.
Alvis grew up and attended school in Douglas County, Missouri, and graduated from Mtn. Grove High School in 1940. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged on June 3, 1946.
He was united in marriage to Mabel “Maxine” Dobson on August 1, 1946 at Dunn, Missouri. Three children were born to this union. Mrs. Hagan passed away in February 10, 2010.
Alvis was employed by Kraft Foods in Springfield, Missouri, for several years. He later worked for Dairy Farmers of America in the maintenance department and retired in 1982 after working for 23 years.
Alvis enjoyed being outdoors taking care of his farm duties, gardening, fishing and picking blackberries.
He was a longtime member of Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church near Mtn. Grove, Missouri, and he enjoyed attending as long as his health permitted.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Gilmore; one brother, Boyd Hagan; and two sisters, Pauline Gann and Lorene Miller.
He is survived by one son, Roy Hagan and wife Loretta of Mtn. Grove; one daughter, Dianna Afuvai of Southwest City, Missouri; one sister, Barbara Brooks and husband Charles of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren Laura and Patrick Asberry and Shannon and Dusty Hurley; one great-grandchild, Bowen Hurley; and other relatives and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Ronald Turner officiating. Ronald and Wilma Turner sang “Beulah Land” and “In The Garden.” Pallbearers were Andre Davidson, Johnny Carr, Mitch Benthal, Danny Alsup, Kevin Brooks and Karen Brooks. Full military honors were provided by American Legion Post 30, The Lima Team, with Jared Moore serving as bugler. Burial was in Lone Star Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.
Online condolences may be made at www.craighurttfuneralhome.com.