Alvin D. Pridemore
November 22, 1937 – June 22, 2018
ALVIN DOUGLAS PRIDEMORE, age 80, a native of Paris, Kentucky and resident of West Chester, OH passed away peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2018. Alvin was born November 22, 1937 to Edwin and Karola Pridemore, both of Paris, Kentucky. Alvin is survived by his son Wesley D. Pridemore (57) of West Chester, OH and two granddaughters Morgan E. Pridemore (26) residing in Dayton, OH and Sarah K. Pridemore (24) residing in Bluffton, OH and his half brother Ralph (Dion) Castle. Alvin was a 1955 graduate of Bourbon County High School also receiving a BS in Education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1960 and a MS in Education in 1968 from Xavier University. Alvin started his career as a teacher of physical education and athletics coach at Triad High School before moving to the Mad-River Green Local School District in a similar capacity. Over the years, Alvin concentrated on school administration ultimately becoming the superintendent of the district until his retirement in 1994 after a distinguished 35 year career. Alvin also served his country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve as commander of the 435th Medical Battalion in Springfield, OH. Initially, starting at West Point he was an athletic instructor. In retirement Alvin enjoyed traveling with his wife Faye and spending time with his two granddaughters. Alvin was known for his generosity, but most importantly Alvin was a loving husband, a caring father and devout friend to many. Alvin is now with his beloved Faye as they embark on their next journey together. Alvin will truly be missed and will live eternally in the hearts of many. Friends may call in the Burcham Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St, Fairborn, OH for viewing on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 5-8PM. Funeral services will also be held at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11AM. Interment will immediately follow at Enon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2018
Alvin D. Pridemore
June 30, 2018
My sincere sympathy to Alvin's family. God Bless his family.
June 26, 2018
Al was a great man and was a great administrator at Greenon.
He hired me for my first teaching job to work at Indian Valley. I was always greatful that he recruited and hired me to come back home to my Alma Mater. I will always be greatful that he saw something in me!
Rest In Peace dear Al!
June 25, 2018
Al was my principal in some way my whole school life. He was the Dad in the school and it always felt safe when he was around. He always had a kind word for me and my mom. I remember chili supper carnivals at IV and the jail (with my mom, the clown). They don’t come like Al any more. When I ran for school board the first time, I met with Al to get a handle on the job. His advice was golden. I’m so sorry for the loss of him, but grateful I got to know him.
June 25, 2018
I remember Alvin as being a great superintendant for the Mad River Green (now Greenon) as being a great friend and giving me a chance as i was told by him i would be his next choice as an employee for the district. I wish i had the opportunity to thank him for giving me the chance. He was by all means a great friend, i appreciated to have known him. I know there has been a few after him but none as great as he was. May you rest in peace my friend and hope one day we will meet again,may God bless youin many ways.
Jordan (Buck) Ashley