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Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Alvertis Record Sr.

September 23, 1946February 9, 2020
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Alvertis Record Sr was born in the small farming community of Garrison, Texas in Rusk County to the late Susie Johnson and Eddie Rucker on September 23, 1946.

Alvertis maternal grandparents, George Reed Johnson and Mary Starling Johnson were influential in his early childhood. After moving to Austin, Texas at the age of six, his mother Susie Spears and devoted stepfather Emmitt Moore Spears Sr, reared him through his formative and teen years.

Alvertis received his education in the Austin Public School District, where he attended Sims and Blackshear Elementary, Kealing Junior High and graduated from the original LC Anderson high school and was quickly drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam Conflict. After being injured during the conflict he received an honorable discharge and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Expert Rifle medal and prestigious Purple Heart Medal.

Al met and married Evelena Deshay in 1970 and to this union three children, Marilyn Denise, Sharon Kay, and Alvertis Record Jr were born. Upon Evelena’s death he later met and married Carmon Lynn Mayberry in 1992 and to that union he raised and nurtured Carmon’s daughters, Ola Scott and Termeral Jennings as his own. He added to his family two stepsons Marcus Paul Ford and Olin Cubit.

Al accepted Christ at an early age and attended the Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He was employed at the City of Austin Water Utility as a Supervisor for many years and retired and started Al‘s and AC’s maintenance Company. He was a Master Carpenter and enjoyed using his hands to make and repair things. His caring and giving personality caused him to never meet a stranger and to be loved by many. Al had a kind and compassionate spirit and would help anyone who was in need. He enjoyed playing dominos, camping and spending time with his family and of course watching his Dallas Cowboys. He gained his wings and claimed his seat in the arms of God on February 9, 2020 at the age of 73. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, his first wife Evelena and his two grandsons Tyrone Jarmon Jr and Alvertis Jarmon.

Alvertis leaves to cherish his loving memories: his Children; Marilyn Martin (William), Sharon Record, Alvertis Record Jr (Cassandra), Allie Ray Fisher, Termeral Jennings (Dontray), Ola Scott, Paul Ford, Olin Cubit; his Grand-Children: Dadrian Record, April Record, Simone Aldridge (Chris), Tyshay Jarmon , Duston Martin, Kia Martin, Belinda Hannon, Jonathon Lee Hannon, Christopher Record, Devonte Scott, Trinity Scott; his Great Grand-Children: Jaden Record, Keshawn Jarmon, Dre’sean Manning, Trae’shaun Manning, Zaylen Martin, Montray Martin, Lavante Record, Kayla Record, Christopher Record Jr, Lilly Hannon, Aviana Aldridge, Kaden Goode, Christiana Aldridge, Anayah Record. His siblings; Mary Rogers (Keith), Emmitt Spears (Connie), Imogene McEachin (Jimmy), Sharon Ellerby (Don), Sue Spears-Martin (L.C). and a host of other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020

Memories

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Charla Clayborne

February 21, 2020

PaPa Al,
The loss of you has broken so many hearts. You will be sorely missed. You had the kindest soul. You were always a listening ear. You have given me a place to stay when I had nowhere else to go. One memory that stands out for me is early every morning you would be up tinkering around getting ready for your day. You were Mr. Fix Anything. You were a GREAT man. I am grateful that you were a part of my life. Thank you for everything Papa Al. We love you.

Dadrian Record

February 17, 2020

I hide my tears when I say your name but the pain in my heart is still the same although I smile and seem care free there is no one who misses you more than me! I love you paw paw you will always be in my heart

Belinda Hannon

February 16, 2020

Hey papa,

I miss you soo much. You literally were the glue that held the family together. You are the most caring man that I ever knew. You always helped anybody who was in need and never turned your back on anyone. Even when they turned their back on you.

When I called I listen to you say "Hey BB", and it would make me smile. We would talk on the phone forever. I loved just listening to you and how you days was going. I wish I could hear your voice and laughter one more time

Before you passed we talked about things that we were going to do together next time I visited. I wish we got to do them, but I will cherish every memory I have of you.

Even though I lived far away people will not understand the bond we had even has a young child.

I love SO incredibly much. Your spirit will continue to live on inside all of us

Sue Spears-Martin

February 16, 2020

I always said you were my Hero, Your heart was made of gold. You've always been there for me whenever I needed a hand to hold. I dont know how my life will be but I do know it will be a little less bright without hearing your laugh and seeing your smile. I'm missing you big Brother , its is hard letting you go. You lived your life giving much more than you received and never complained. Always handing out blessings to those in need. Well done, good and faithful servant, it now your time to rest. Love you MORE always your baby sister... Sue

Marilyn Martin

February 15, 2020

I love my Grandpa with all my heart and will miss him so.

Montray Martin (8)

Marilyn Martin

February 15, 2020

Missing you Always

You never said I’m leaving,
You never said goodbye.

You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.

A million time’s I’ve needed you,
A million time’s I’ve cried.
If love alone could have save you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In dearth I love you still.
In my heart I hold a place,
That only you can fill....

Love your kids

Tyshay Jarmon

February 15, 2020

You are going to be truly missed.
I'm going to always remember when I would come see you, you would sit hey Shay. Every weekend growing up you would give me money to go hang out at the mall and take pictures.
Most of all I'm going to remember that YOU WAS A STRONG MAN AND EVERYTHING YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOU DID YOUR BEST.
YOUR OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER IS GOING TO TRULY MISS YOU.
YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART

Kia Martin

February 14, 2020

Grandpa, You always have the time to listen when everyone else is busy. Your wisdom seems to put my mind at ease; you know what I’m going through because you’ve been there before; I love the talks and stories of the places you’ve been and things you’ve seen; you make me slow down and see the world for what it really is. This is my chance to tell you how much I LOVE YOU .
Love you papa!.

Temeral Scott

February 13, 2020

Daddy you were a man with the heart of gold and a jack of all trades!!!! But one thing you were best at was being a father, brother, and Grandpa. You showed your daughters the true meaning of Fatherly love and just know daddy I will always love you and you will be truly missed 💔

Cassandra Record

February 13, 2020

We were not ready for you to go and it's so hard to let go. We love you and you'll forever be in our hearts ❤️. You were a dad to me and I will always remember all you did for me and your grandkids. Until we meet again we will celebrate your memories. We love you.

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Alvertis at Blackshear Elementary School

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Dexter & his Uncle Al

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