Alvin Flury

November 1, 1920January 1, 2014

Alvin Flury, 93, passed away on January 1, 2014 in a local care center. He was born in Austin, TX. in 1920 and attended school there until joining the Navy just after Pearl Harbor. He served in the South Pacific until 1945. He received a BA degree in biology from UT Austin in 1948 and a Masters in zoology in 1951. He was employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as an aquatic biologist in South Texas from 1951 to 1965. He taught at ASU in San Angelo from 1965-1979 and received his doctorate from Texas Tech in 1972. He retired in 1979 to enjoy gardening and fishing. He was active in both San Angelo bass clubs and, at age 80, caught a 45 lb catfish on a trotline and brought it to shore with his kayak. Alvin was preceded in death by Florence Mae, his wife of sixty years. He is survived by daughters Barbara and husband Bill; Carol; son John and wife Terri; daughter Connie and husband Kenny; 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 1-2 PM on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2:30 PM, January 3rd in Johnson’s Funeral Home chapel. Graveside service will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. The family wishes to thank the staff of Meadow Creek Nursing Center for their father’s care the last 5 years and to Odyssey Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals for the Elderly or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2014

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Paul Mintelongo Jr.

January 8, 2014

It was pleasure and priviledge to know this man and to share the passion of fishing with him. My deepest condolenses to his entire family. RIP Al Flury

Pam Dane

January 6, 2014

I was so sorry to hear about the death of your dad. I always looked forward to his bring in his tax information and would allow an hour so I could get caught up with his stories. I still have a rock that he brought me one year as a joke. I would have liked to have been at his funeral but was out of town. Please accept my condolences.

Gerry Owens

January 5, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. As a Concho Bass Club member, I will cherish the memories of Al forever.

January 4, 2014

My condolences to Christine Dietler and the rest of the family.
David H. Nixon, Jr.

Rose Begil

January 4, 2014

Barbara and Bill, I was sorry to hear about your loss. Please know I am thinking and praying for you, lov you

Charles Griggs

January 4, 2014

My condolences to all of the Flury family. I am a former friend and colleague of your Aunt Dorothy. I remember your parents well from the times that Dorothy and I came to San Angelo together to visit our families. The Flury family was quite important in the development of this city of Austin and let's not forget the beautiful painted churches of Central Texas for which your grandfather, Godfrey, was responsible. May your father rest in peace.

Lesley Frazier

January 3, 2014

John, I'm sorry we didn't meet your Grandaddy, he was a remarkable man, and you follow proudly in his footsteps . Love and condolences from your California family .

Ron Ruiz

January 3, 2014

I knew Al as a student and colleague at ASU. I enjoyed many field trips with Al and thank him for initiating my interest in herpetology. He was a great teacher and mentor to many.

Marilyn Foster

January 3, 2014

Little snippets of Flury life have been running through my mind lately - mom and dad Flury running red lights in the early morning hours to get Connie and me to the bus station in time to ride to Houston to spend time with Barby, Bill and the girls; the excitement of Carol and Chris living on "my" street; being young girls and irritating Johnny at every turn; Dr Flury smoking his pipe and tying those fishing lures. The Flury family runs in my childhood memories and in my blood, and I am so thankful to have grown up with the love of your mom and dad. My prayers and sympathies are with you all today.

Laura & Alan Bloebaum

January 3, 2014

Your mom and dad were always special to us. One time when my parents were visiting us, I asked your dad if he would take my dad fishing. They were gone for most of the day. I don't think they caught any fish, but they had a wonderful time together. My dad would often comment how nice it was for your dad to take him fishing.