Alvin Joseph Moonier, 86, of Edwardsville, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Edwardsville.
He was born in Perryville, Mo., on Feb. 23, 1928, the son of the late Leo James and Berthal (Pitts) Moonier.
He married Virginia Baer on April 22, 1950, in Perryville, Mo. She survives.
Alvin worked as a glass cutter for Pittsburg Plate Glass in Crystal City, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Panama and was a member of the American Legion Post 354 in Godfrey. Alvin enjoyed country music, bowling, camping, fishing, boating, and gardening. Alvin, along with his wife, Virginia, played in the Country Singers Band in Florida.
He is survived by three children, Sharon (Jeff) Campbell of Godfrey, Randy (Esther) Moonier of Godfrey, and Ken (Janel) Moonier of Crystal City; four grandchildren, Brooke, Derrick, Brandon, and Jerris Moonier; five great-grandchildren, Jersey and Brynn, Eliza, and Tate and Ellie Jo Moonier; two sisters, Mary Cottner of Red Bud and Frances Church of Perryville; and one brother, James Moonier of Perryville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Pannier and Clara Mitchell; and one brother, Vernon Moonier.
Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.
Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Perryville, Mo., with Father Rich Wehrmeyer, CM, as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery in Perryville, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.