by Martha Sparks
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Alvie Napier, 84, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away at his home Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Alvie was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He had a great love for God, his family and music, and was known for his beautiful bass voice. He was affectionately known as the “Candy Man” by the members of his church. He was a deacon in the Baptist Church for 59 years and served on countless boards as well as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader and choir member. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, and the Beni Kedem Shrine. He retired from American Electric Power after 45 years of service where he was the supervisor of Electrical Maintenance at John E. Amos Power Plant.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas Franklin and Maltie Maynard Napier; brothers, Orville (Mary) Napier, Cletis (Edna) Napier and identical twin brother, Almos (Betty) Napier. Survivors include the love of his life, Dolly Jean Isaac Napier, whom he met in the second grade and was married to for 67 years; son, William (Pat) Napier; granddaughter, Stephanie Napier (Richard) Hathcock; great-grandchildren, Caroline Grace Hathcock and Thomas Thornton Napier Hathcock, all of Germantown, and sister, Betty Lambert of Logan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 25, at the First Baptist Church of Hurricane, 2635 Main Street, Hurricane. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Condolences may be left at www.honakerfuneralhome.org
Honaker Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.
Local Gas Prices