Alvin Emil Blanar

November 9, 1935 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 83)

Alvin Emil Blanar, 83, of Edna passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Edna after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Funeral Services will follow at 11:am at the First Baptist Church of Edna with the Reverend Don Hessong of Union Valley Baptist Church and the Reverend Robert Krause of First Baptist Church of Edna officiating, interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Edna.

Alvin was born in Lolita to Frank and Sophie Blanar on November 9, 1935. He was a graduate of Industrial High School He also servied his country in the US Army  for three years. He married Jo Ann Kirby on November 3, 1962 in Edna. He retired from Alcoa after thirty-five years of service and was a member of their twenty-five year club. He was involved in coaching Little League baseball for over twenty years. He touched the lives of numerous children and families by dressing up as Santa Claus for over twenty years. He was a charter member of the Windmill Saloon Domino Crew for nineteen years. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and working on small engines.

Alvin is preceded in death by his parents and his brother; Richard Blanar.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years; Jo Ann Blanar, sons; Brent (Shari) Blanar of Pearland and Bryan (Stephanie) Blanar of Boling, brother James (Brenda) Blanar of Edna and granddaughters; Shelby and Katie Blanar of Pearland and his dog Duke. 

Pallbearers will be Chris Hyek, Charles Jones, Glen Martin, Tommy Pesek, Travis Pruitt and Tab Simons. Honorary Pallbearers will be Clinton Brooks, Red Kirby, Ed Sralla, and the members of the Windmill Saloon Domino Crew.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust Ave., Victoria, TX  77901

The family of Alvin Blanar wishes to extend our sincere thanks to his caregivers; Virginia Garcia and Meranda Hernandez.

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