Mr. Pavey
Mr. Pavey

Alvin Jay Pavey, 75, of San Saba died May 1, 2020 at home. His body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held May 16 at 11 a.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home in San Saba.

Alvin was born Feb. 2, 1945 in Lampasas to Jay Pavey and Minnie (Welch) Pavey.

He and his wife, Brenda Jean, were married on March 6, 2009, under the canopy of San Saba’s historic Wedding Oak tree.

Alvin was a guitarist who enjoyed sharing his music. For years he visited area nursing homes to play gospel music for the residents. He also performed at the Gatesville Country Hall of Fame.

Alvin loved old country music and playing gospel songs that projected his faith in the Lord. Weekend diners at Young’s BBQ in San Saba often enjoyed his guitar music.

He was a 15-year retired city employee. While working, he pulled the suspension bridge into San Saba, and it now sits at the city park.

Survivors include a son, Ray Pavey of Lampasas; a daughter, Virginia Bunting and husband Shaun of Lampasas; two grandchildren and several adopted grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sisters Bonnie Lou West and Vera Inez Welch, and by a brother, Kenneth Pavey.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.