Alvin  Small Jr.


Alvin Small Jr., 80, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Columbia, South Carolina. Alvin was born in Blytheville, Arkansas, June 13, 1939, to Alvin Sr. and Geneva Rosa (Williams) Small.
As a young child, Alvin grew up in Bernie, Missouri, where he met and later married Doris Jean (Washington) Small. They moved to Kokomo, Indiana, in the early 1960s. In the years following they had four sons and three daughters, Eugene L. Small (Lisa Appollonio), Alvin Small III (Lori Small), Valerie F. Thompson (Ray Thompson), Cynthia A. Small, Sabrina J. Small, Darrin D. Small and Marcus D. Small.
He later met and married on July 2, 1994, Joan Small, who he is also survived by, and two stepsons, Michael Munson and Dante Borden. He is survived by his brother, Robert Cecil Small; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Alvin worked at Chrysler Corp. 32 years and later retired. After retirement, he kept himself busy working security, which he loved.
He and Joan moved to Columbia, South Carolina. Alvin was gentle, kind and caring man. In the early 1970s, he gave his life to the Lord; he was a deacon/member of New Hope (Greater New Hope COGIC, now known as Fountain of Life Word and Worship Center). Before his passing, he rededicated his life to the Lord. He loved teaching and giving nuggets of wisdom to his loved ones. He loved to watch Western movies, cooking, sitting on the lake or inside his garage and eating a Snickers candy bar. He enjoyed life, his family and friends.
His father, Alvin Small Sr., and his mother, Geneva Rosa, preceded him in death. Alvin will be missed by all who loved him.
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Published on August 19, 2019
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5 posts

Freddie Jones
Aug 23, 2019
May God bless the Entire Small family. May Al Rest In Peace. A wonderful person.
Chanelle small munro
Aug 23, 2019
Condolences to all I live in Scotland uk and Cecil is my grandfather I wish I had met Alvin and more of the small family . I have pictures with rosa when I was little again condolences to you all x
Earlonda Rogers
Aug 22, 2019
Look to the hills which cometh your help your help come from God the creator of the Heavens and the Earth.
Sorry for your loss I love each and one of you God bless.
Sandra Davis
Aug 20, 2019
This breaks my Heart not to be able to talk to my Uncle Alvin any more... I still sing that song he always sung in Church...DO LORD DO LORD LORD REMEMBER ME...LOL...REST ON UNCLE ALVIN...LOVE YOU
Bishop Elizabeth Mooney
Aug 20, 2019
To the Smalls God be with you all .we will continue to pray