PITTSBURG — Alvin Eugene Pontious, 71, of Pittsburg, formerly of Parsons, died at 7:51 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 29, 1940, in rural Cherryvale to Ira D. and Nellie May (Janssen) Pontious. He attended a one-room school in the Timber Hill area and later Washington Elementary School. He formerly helped with the family grocery store, Pontious Market, by making deliveries.
Survivors include two brothers, James L. Pontious of Pittsburg and Loren L. Pontious of Winfield; a sister, Eva E. Surridge of Pittsburg; and a stepmother, Ann Pontious of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Pontious, on Jan. 31, 1965; and his father, Ira Pontious, on Oct. 30, 1976.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Southern Care Hospice. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.