Alvin L. Smith

Alvin L. Smith, 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Gail Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the funeral home.Alvin was born April 28, 1922, in O'Donnell, Texas, and married Opal Howell on Feb. 17, 1951, in Carlsbad, N.M. She preceded him in death Sept. 23, 1989.He was a longtime resident of Borden County and retired from the county maintenance crew in 1987. He loved supporting different community events like the FFA stock shows. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a corporal in the United States Army Air Corps and was a member of the 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring.Survivors include one son, Chipper Smith and wife Danine of Big Spring; three grandsons, Joshua Smith, Samuel Smith and Conner Martinez, all of Big Spring; three brothers, Leovid Smith of Odessa and J.A. Smith and Everette "Sonny" Smith, both of Big Spring; three sisters, Harlene "Velma" Knowlton and Marie "Missie" Pounds, both of Big Spring and Lola Mae Foster and husband Leo of Duncan, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his wife, Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Lola (Howell) Smith; three brothers, L.D. "Bud" Smith, Lee Smith and R.A. Smith; and one sister, Eeaulah Foster.The family suggests memorials be made to Crossroads Hospice, 421 Main St., Big Spring, Texas 79720; or to his grandson's college fund, c/o Big Spring Community Federal Credit Union, 503 E. FM 700, Big Spring, Texas 79720.Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.comPaid obituary