Carl Perry's Story
Funeral services for Carl Perry "Ted" Alverson will be at 2:30 p.m. June 6, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Cullman. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in Cullman City Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Moss Service.
After a long and hard fight, and two weeks before his 90th birthday, Ted passed away Friday, June 3, in Hanceville. One of five children, he was born in Red Bay to Archie and Cora Alverson. After graduation from Red Bay High School, he joined the U.S. Navy. He always told folks that the Germans surrendered when he enlisted, and the Japanese surrendered after he finished basic training. Returning home from San Diego to Cullman, he attended St. Bernard College, married, had two daughters, and spent many years in the tire business. Ted was very active in the First Presbyterian Church, serving as elder many times. There was not a task that Ted would not undertake for his church from opening the doors on Sunday morning to laying down floor molding. He was a tennis player (county doubles champ in 1971), avid golfer until just a few years ago, and loved getting on his riding lawn mower, even if it was just to do a few passes around the back yard.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 69 years, Sue Brindley Alverson; daughters, Linda Alverson-Eiland (Joseph Eiland) and Janis Sorrell (Bill), both of Birmingham; his favorite and only grandson, Matthew Sorrell (Natasha) of California; his great-grandson, Theo Sorrell, also of California; his two surviving sisters, Bobby Alverson and Jane Kalinec, who reside in San Antonio, Texas. He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews, and their families.
All who met him loved Ted. He was kind, always polite and humble. If you met him, you remembered him. He will be missed by many.
Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church.
Published on June 5, 2017