Alvan R. Tisdale

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Alvan R. Tisdale

March 20, 2018

Alvan R. Tisdale, age 84, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Webb City Health & Rehab. He was born in Kenbridge, Va., to Aubrey Tisdale and Clare (Skillman) Tisdale.
Alvan was a retired major in the United States Air Force where he was an Air Force navigator. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, in Webb City, and also a lifetime member of the Webb City Elks Lodge where he was a past exalted ruler.
Alvan married Rita (Jeri) (Taylor) Tisdale on April 2, 1983. She survives him at home.
He is also survived by his daughter, Sabrina Cook and husband, Mitch, of Joplin; son, Frank Tisdale and wife, Patricia, of Joplin; sisters, Mary Ann Hamilton and husband, Frank, of Martinsburg, W.V., Anita Spencer, of Martinsburg, W.V.; step-son, Don Yocum and wife, Tammy, of Charleston, S.C.; stepdaughter, Debi McBride and husband, Mike, of Webb City; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Alvan was preceded in death by his sons, Timothy Tisdale and Charles Tisdale; his first wife, Ruth Shinn; and a brother, Aubrey Tisdale Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 23, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City, with Zack Thomas officiating. The family will be present for a visitation on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, in Carthage, Mo., with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Webb City Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund, in his memory.
Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home, in Webb City.
Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.
Published on March 21, 2018
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Lucille Jane Bales Tisdale
Jul 11, 2018
It was a blessing to have been accepted into this family, I married Al's youngest son Charles Alexander Tisdale
Love until his death in 2001
They were accepted me and my daughter into the family, my daughter was 9 to them they had a new granddaughter.Deidre loved them. My heart is broken as I was not informed of his death just found it today July 11,2018 I knew he was sick but did not know it was bad. I had called at Christmas..Al was so kind Jeri sweet. I ask for forgiveness for not knowing or staying in touch. Sabrina, Frank
I'm sorry for not being there. I ask God for