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Lt. Col. John Mark Alvis, Sr.

November 9, 1937 — April 21, 2024

College Station

Lt. Col. John Mark Alvis, Sr., a distinguished U.S. Army veteran and successful business executive, passed away on April 21,2024, leaving behind a legacy cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
 
 Born on November 9, 1937, Lt. Col. Alvis led a remarkable life filled with integrity, loyalty, and unwavering commitment to his values. He graduated from Texas A&M University in the class of '60 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and continued to pursue knowledge by obtaining a Master's in Aeronautical Engineering in 1970 from A&M, as well as an MBA in 1980 from Troy State.
 
 Through his military service which included two combat tours in Vietnam (1965-1966 and 1967-1968) and a prestigious posting as the Aviation Commander/Korea Resident Engineer, Far East District, Seoul South Korea (1972-1973), as well as in his post military career affiliation with the "Been Shot At" group (BSA for short), Lt. Col. Alvis always exemplified steadfastness, bravery, and honor in all of his endeavors. His dedication to duty and country earned him the respect and admiration of all those he served alongside.
 
 Lt. Col. Alvis was known for his kind and generous nature. He was someone who never spoke ill of others and who could always be relied upon for his unwavering support. His word was his bond—a true testament to his character.
 
 In his leisure time, Lt. Col. Alvis found joy in cheering for Fightin' Texas Aggie sports teams, particularly football, basketball, and baseball. He also delighted in exploring the world through travel, and enjoyed the serenity of sailing with his family and friends.
 
 He is now reunited with his parents, Mary and Thomas Alvis, and his brother, Bill Alvis.
 
 Lt. Col. Alvis is survived by his loving spouse, Elsie R. Alvis; his children, John M. Alvis Jr. (Nancy) and William T. Alvis (Brooke); and grandchildren, Darin, Abbey, and Kira.
 
 Lt. Col. John Mark Alvis, Sr.'s memory will forever live on in the hearts and minds of those who had the privilege of knowing him. His honor, integrity, and dedication serve as an inspiration to us all as we remember him and celebrate a life well-lived.
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets Association, Attn: Honor/Memorial Gifts, 1134 Finfeather Road, Bryan Texas 77803-3823; or to the charity of your choice.

 

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Celebration of Life

Friday, May 17, 2024

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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