Alvin L Straiton
age 86, of Pleasant Grove, AL, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014. He was preceded in death by a son, Alvin Straiton, III. He is survived by wife, Susan Straiton; daughter, Rheta Parsons (Larry); son, Jesse Straiton (Pennie) and step-daughter, Audrey Childress (Gary); three sisters, Betty Kimbrough of Tuscaloosa, AL Alice Briddle of Yucaipa, CA and Martha Powers of Temecula, CA. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Al was the long-time owner of Mandy Plumbing Co. and was actively engaged in plumbing up until five months ago. He loved his profession and always prided himself with high ethics. Al was a Navy veteran. He was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. Al loved doing building projects on mission trips to Guatemala and Peru. He will be greatly missed by all those he touched with his quick wit.
Visitation will be Friday, December 26, at 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and funeral service follows on Saturday, December 27, at 11:00 A.M., both to be held at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Pleasant Grove, AL. Burial will be at Patterson-Forest Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, AL. Officiating will be Rev. Bridget Dowdy and Rev. John Gates. Memorials can be made to the church.