SAN ANGELO Alvin Flury, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in a local care center. He was born in Austin, Texas, in 1920, and attended school there until joining the Navy just after Pearl Harbor. He served in the South Pacific until 1945. He received a BA degree in biology from UT Austin in 1948, and a master's in zoology in 1951. He was employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as an aquatic biologist in South Texas from 1951 to 1965. He taught at ASU in San Angelo from 1965-1979, and received his doctorate from Texas Tech in 1972. He retired in 1979, to enjoy gardening and fishing. He was active in both San Angelo bass clubs and at age 80, caught a 45 pound catfish on a trotline and brought it to shore with his kayak. Alvin was preceded in death by Florence Mae, his wife of 60 years. He is survived by daughters Barbara and husband Bill; Carol; son John and wife Terri; daughter Connie and husband Kenny; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel. Graveside service will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the staff of Meadow Creek Nursing Center for their father's care the last five years and to Odyssey Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals For The Elderly or a
. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2014