Alvis Wedgman
McConnell Funeral Home
1200 E Forrest St
Athens, AL
Mr. Alvis Eugene Wedgman, of Groesbeck, Texas passed away June 8th, 2021 at the age of 84. Alvis was the son of Jack and Ella Belle Wedgman and had 14 siblings including step and half-brothers. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in both Electrical Engineering from The University of Houston and Mathematics from Athens State College. He worked for Space Craft Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama and Houston, Texas as an Electrical Engineer from 1962 to 1975 as well as Universal Data Systems in Huntsville, Alabama as an Electrical Engineer from 1975 to 1993 until he returned to his home state of Texas in 1993. Upon moving back to Texas, Alvis loved farming on his many acres, spending time with his family, and was a member of Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Mexia, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and four stepbrothers, Melvin Owen, Elton Owen, Alton Owen, Glen Owen and one stepsister, Hazel Owen; four half-brothers, James Owen, Billy Jo Owen, Henry Owen, and Jessie Owen; and two brothers, Bill Wedgman, Clifton Wedgman and one sister, Louise Anderson. He is survived by the love of his life, Dawn Joan Wedgman, after 59 years of marriage; his two children, Melinda Mattox and Matthew Wedgman (Ashley); two stepchildren, Caryl Lee Griffith (Jeff) and Ann Marie Cole (Gary); five grandchildren, Brandon Griffith (Lindsey), Amber Zigler (Geoffrey), Alexander Wedgman, Sarah Wedgman, and Eli Wedgman; and two great grandchildren, Jace Griffith and Emma Zigler. He is also survived by his two brothers, Modock Owen and Gary Lynn Owen. Alvis will be remembered for his quiet humor, his strong work ethic, the love for his wife and children, and his love for God and country. A graveside celebration of life will be planned in Texas this Fall.

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Published by The Huntsville Times from Jun. 11 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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Alvis Was a wonderful man and a precious brother in law. I enjoyed many visits to 5118 Hwy 164 with Alvis and my sister Joan and also enjoyed many games of golf with Alvis and especially enjoyed the many tours throughout the country side he would take us on. Alvis took every available opportunity to enjoy life for himself and all members of the family.
Grayson Moss
June 12, 2021
I have many fond memories of Alvis . He was a groomsman in my wedding and a great friend of my late husband. We spent many happy hours with Al and his wife Joan. My sincere condolences to Joan and all the family.
Linda Smith
June 12, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
McConnell Funeral Home
June 11, 2021
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