Heaven gained a great man and servant as, Benjamin “Ben-O” Alfred Alves Jr., passed absent on June 1, 2021, at the age of 87, in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas.
He was with his loving spouse and children when he peacefully passed on to sign up for our Lord in heaven. As normally, he remained a hero and stayed sturdy right up until the conclusion.
Ben was born at the Alves household in Selma, Texas on June 10, 1933, just one of 13 kids, to Virginia Mae and Benjamin Alfred Alves Sr.. He lived a content childhood in a solid family atmosphere that valued a powerful function ethic, large toughness of character, and Christian morals. This robust loved ones character proved valuable when his father, Benjamin Sr., passed absent on his 9th birthday. He was promptly compelled to “grow up” to help the family members in any way doable.
On graduating from San Antonio Technical Significant Faculty in May possibly of 1951, he begun get the job done at Western Electric powered. Before long thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Navy on August 7, 1952. Adhering to his basic teaching, he was assigned to the USS Merrick (AKA-97), an Andromeda-course attack cargo ship, during the Korean War. Through his support on USS Merrick, he participated in “Procedure Huge Switch” in August 1953, which concerned transporting 6,400 Korean and Chinese prisoners to Inchon for repatriation following the armistice. Of his 3 many years, 11 months and 2 times of services, he was stationed in a international country or at sea for 3 years and 7 months. He completed his company in the Navy July 9, 1956, and returned to San Antonio to operate for Western Electric, who experienced agreed to preserve his situation for him even though he served.
On April 25, 1957, he agreed to be part of a friend on a blind date. There, he met Dorothy Mae Schrock and observed the really like of his daily life. They were quickly married on August 10, 1957 and remained inseparable for the next 64 decades. Above the future 6 yrs, Ben and Dorothy experienced three youngsters, Leslie, Nancie, and Benjie.
Ben’s extreme enjoy of family members assisted to develop a universe in which he was the center. With a whole lot of love and correct grit, he instilled into his family members the identical sturdy do the job ethic, toughness of character and Christian morals he so valued from his personal childhood.
Ben worked a prolonged period of time of his job, over 34 years, for H.B. Zachry Business. At Zachry, he was highly regarded as an inspiring, no-nonsense leader that was normally tagged as the person you need to have to “get the position performed right”. He was ordinarily assigned the most intricate initiatives or people that desired a powerful hand to get them again on monitor. He was a hugely valued mentor for lots of of the ensuing leaders at Zachry as effectively as throughout the broader development market. He retired to Mountain Residence, Texas in 2001 with Dorothy to reside out the existence of a rancher he liked so dearly. On that ranch, our family members designed many recollections with “Ben-O”. He also felt a powerful obligation to take part in his group. He served as a Director on the West Kerr County Chamber of Commerce and turned the President of the Crisis Companies District in Kerrville, Texas, aiding to increase funds for a new and upgraded volunteer hearth facility and fireplace truck. He and Dorothy had been also life time associates and supporters of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble ensuing in their induction into the San Antonio Stock Display Calf Scramble “Corridor of Fame”. “Ben-O” was a much larger-than-lifetime mentor and father figure to everybody he fulfilled.
He believed that every person was placed onto the earth by God to support just about every other, no excuses. And he lived by that theory each and every working day and touched the lives of many individuals about the several years. There is an previous expressing by Babe Ruth stating “Heroes are remembered, but legends by no means die…” – when Ben-O’s actual physical existence may well be long gone, the reminiscences of him will past permanently.Legends are like that…
Ben is preceded in demise by his father, Benjamin Alfred Alves Sr., his mother, Virginia Mae Alves, his brother, Clyde Russell Alves, his sister, Nellie Lee Moore, his brother, Carroll (Bud) Alves, his brother Gene Virgil Alves, and his sister, Virginia Mae Evans.
He is survived by his loving spouse, Dorothy, and his sister Nancy Jane Goodwin. He was the happy father and survived by his daughter Leslie Virginia Eager and her spouse Chris, his daughter Nancie Irene Falgout and her partner Charles, and his son, Benjamin Alfred Alves III and his spouse Leah. He was also the proud grandfather of granddaughter Kodi Marie Hawkins and her husband Austin, granddaughter Lindsay Brooke Buckman and her spouse Jon, grandson Austin Benjamin Alves, grandson Brenden William Alves, and grandson Alec Charles Falgout. He was also the proud terrific-grandfather of George Austin Hawkins, Liam Michael Hawkins and Amelia Brooke Buckman.
Memorial Company will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapel, 1700 SE Armed service Push, San Antonio, TX 78213, at 12pm on Monday, June 28th, 2021.
Burial Company will follow at 2:15pm at Fort Sam Houston Nationwide Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78234.
For particular acknowledgement signal the on the web guestbook at www.missionparks.com
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