Alva James Sperry

Alva James “Jim” Sperry, Jr., 91, of Monett, passed away Nov. 23, 2019, at Cox Monett Hospital following a sudden illness. Sperry was born July 23, 1928 in Springfield, to the late Alva James, Sr. and Britta (Lane) Sperry.
Sperry was retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier. He was a graduate of Monett High School, class of 1946 and Monett Junior College. After graduation he honorably served his country in the National Guard from 1947-1968. He was a past president of Crosslines and member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, where he served as a deacon and a member of the properties committee. He married Judy Everett in 1961 in Monett; she preceded him in death in 1972. He married Barbara Isbell in 1984 in Monett; she survives.
He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; sons, Mitch (Mary)George of Wentworth, Pat (Marla) Sperry of Monett and Jason George, of Monett; daughter, Julie (Gene) Parrigon of Springfield; sisters, Dorothy Haywood of Nashville, Tenn. and Joy Bingaman of Springfield; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents; one great-granddaughter; and sister, Shirley Sperry.
Funeral services were held Nov. 27, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Monett. Interment followed at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Crosslines of Monett in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.


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