Joseph Carroll Alvey
1939 - 2021
Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL
Joseph Carroll Alvey
Born: March 19, 1939
Died: August 29, 2021
Joseph Carroll Alvey, 82, of Mammoth Spring, AR, died Sunday, August 29, 2021, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.
Joseph was born March 19, 1939 in Union County, KY, to Charles Henry and Emma Sue Girten Alvey. He married Barbara Plauck (LaForce). He later remarried to Celia Acain on October 8, 2005.
He is survived by four daughters, Angel (Mark) Allen of Crystal Lake, IL, Carol (William) Behrens of Islip, NY, Barb (David) Sherbeyn of Moline, IL, and Erin (Bill) Liming of Gridley, IL; three brothers, James Alvey of LeRoy, IL, Jerry Alvey of Apache Junction, AZ, and Eddie Alvey of West Plaines, MO; two sisters, Nancy Peterson of OR, and Mary Sue Mixon of CA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles and Tommy; and one sister, Evelyn.
Joseph served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1958 to 1960. He was a member of the American Legion in Arkansas. He was big into giving and sponsored children overseas. He was a truck driver and worked for GATX for most of his life. He also owned taverns.
Cremation has been accorded. Burial will be at a later date at Forest Hill Cemetery in Wyanet, IL, with military rites. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home of El Paso is assisting family with arrangements.
Memorials can be made to or to his wife, Celia Alvey, to assist with funeral expenses.
Online condolences can be left for the family at

Published by Bureau County Republican from Sep. 2 to Sep. 4, 2021.
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