Robert J Alver

March 25, 1925February 10, 2011

Alver, Robert (Bob) – age 85 of Knoxville passed away at home surrounded by his family on Feb.10, 2011. He was a member of Erin Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Florence Alver, and a brother, Phillip Dale Alver. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol: sons, Bob Genau and wife Cindy; Ed Genau and wife Rene`; John Genau and wife Sue; Eric Alver; grandsons Bobby Genau, Pat Genau, Michael Genau, Randy Genau, John Genau, Parker Genau, Fischer Genau; and granddaughter Emily Genau. The family will greet friends at Erin Presbyterian Church from 2:00-3:00pm on Saturday 2/12/2011 and have a memorial service immediately afterwards from 3:00-3:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Rd. 37919, Knoxville or Avalon Hospice, 120 Market Place Blvd., Knoxville 37922.Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, February 12, 2011
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 12, 2011

Robert J Alver

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Kathy & Frank Lanigan

February 12, 2011

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Bob. We are very sorry for your loss and know he will be greatly missed. It is good to know you will have many wonderful memories that you can cherish. Sincerely, Kathy and Frank Lanigan


February 12, 2011

In Sympathy

To watch a sunrise appear
Is to almost hear God say,
When life in one form ceases
It becomes life in a different way.

Thus night is like this life
Dawn’s the life we’ve yet to know.
This earth life will end
Our soul’s life will always grow.

Just as night sounds fade at dawn
And darkness turns to gray,
The birds knowing dawn is coming
Sing for the sunrise of the day.

So when this life starts fading
Our soul sings its highest range,
Then like the night to dawn
These two forms interchange.

For death is not a sunset
It’s a sunrise God has planned.

It’s our rising up to God
Our being touched by his own hand.

In Sympathy

Charyl and Don Korpal
Randi Mark
Art Mark and family