Kenneth Wayne "Kennie" Alvis
FUNERAL HOME
Bliley\'s Funeral Homes
6900 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
ALVIS, Kenneth "Kennie" Wayne, 68, passed on April 4, 2021, after a brief yet valiant battle against the COVID-19 virus. He is now united with his parents, Eugene and Dorothy Alvis. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 20 years and best friend, Sharon Alvis. Together as a family, they raised their two daughters, Courtney Watts (Steve) and Amie Seay (Kyle); and two sons, Matthew Bridges (Rachel) and Kenneth "KW" Alvis, at the time of their lives when they needed them most. He is also survived by another daughter, Angel Harris (Chris). He was a proud grandfather of one granddaughter and three grandsons, with another grandson due to be born in May. He was the only son of four children and leaves behind his three sisters, Jennie Miller, Nell Regali and Karen Fleming (Steve); his "favorite cousins," Jeff and Dennis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Kennie was born in Richmond, Va., on April 6, 1952. At a young age, Kennie's father sparked his love of cars by teaching him how to repair damaged cars, which became his career as a body technician. In 1990, he opened Alvis Body and Frame Shop, where he ran a successful business. Kennie's confident and outgoing personality was a magnet for people of all walks of life, as he would willingly approach strangers eager to say hello and shake their hand. He will be remembered by his Hawaiian shirts, khaki pants and his extended horseshoe mustache. He wore a big smile and his laughter filled the room. He was a selfless man with a big heart and a lot of fun to be with. He enjoyed cars and boats, playing pool and hanging out with friends and family at his favorite restaurants and around his pool. His perfect day was riding on his boat on the water. Kennie led a good and full life. He was and is loved by his family and friends and will be missed beyond words by all who knew him. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private funeral ceremony will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at St. David's Episcopal Church, followed by a public graveside service at Dale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. David's Episcopal Church, 1801 Camborne Rd., N. Chesterfield, Va. 23236, in Kennie's memory.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Apr. 11, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
13
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bliley's - Chippenham
6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond, Virginia 23224
Apr
13
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Bliley's - Chippenham
6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond, Virginia 23224
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Bliley's Funeral Homes
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Going to miss you and our interactions at the the shop. Driving past that spot off Hull just won't be the same knowing your not over there. Rest well brother and prayers for your family.
Corkey Harrison
April 15, 2021
Dena Waltrip & Kip Crocker
April 14, 2021
Prayers to Kenny's family and all his friends. Hope all your happy memories help you now. Kenny probably is finding new hands to shake and flashing that big smile.
Faye Webb Collaen
April 14, 2021
Sharon and your family please know I am thinking of you. I am so sorry
Connie Maasry-Green
April 13, 2021
Karen, So deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Deepest sympathy for your loss.
Kathy Royall
April 13, 2021
My prayers for You all. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the Plans for you declares the Lord, Prosper, Future, Hope. I was a business friend to Kennie & he shared his love of his family and cars on my regular visits with him, take care, Dan James
Dan James
April 12, 2021
Kennie was always a warm & friendly person. Sympathy to his family.
Carol Porter Greer
April 12, 2021
My Love and Sympathy to the Alvis Family in Loving Memory of Kennie.
Hank Holland
April 11, 2021
I remember Kenny from school and as Neil's brother but later as KW's dad. Prayers for the family may your memories bring smiles and know how much he loved you all.
Martha Creasy
April 11, 2021
Dearest Sharon, prayers and love for you and your family. Kenny was a wonderful guy. I remember his laughter in high school.
Mitzi Hesser
April 8, 2021