Alvin James VanArsdale, 72, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 8, 2024.
Born in Orange, Texas, on May 13, 1951, he was the son of Joseph Alvin VanArsdale and Helen (Slaughter) VanArsdale. Alvin had a deep appreciation for his family and friends. He treasured every moment spent with them and made sure to create lasting memories. Serving in the United States Navy was one of Alvin’s proudest achievements. Alvin had a variety of hobbies and interests that brought him immense pleasure. He often found solace in the pages of books. Music also held a special place in Alvin’s heart, filling each day with rhythm and harmony. He possessed an undeniable passion for the world of science fiction, especially Star Wars and Zombie movies and his enthusiasm for these genres was infectious. Alvin had a unique fascination with antiques and would spend hours searching for hidden treasures in antique shops. Motorcycles became a symbol of liberation and adventure for Alvin, reminding him to embrace life’s twists and turns fearlessly. Alvin’s spirit continues to live on through the love and cherished memories he left behind.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen VanArsdale; son, Michael Adam VanArsdale; several siblings; and beloved dog, Ringo.
He is survived by his daughter, Charity Webster and husband, Robert; grandchildren, Jessica Stansbury, Brandon Stansbury, and Joshua VanArsdale; sisters, Marie LaFleur and husband, John, and Bertha VanArsdale; brother, Benny VanArsdale; and numerous other loving family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Sylvia Serrato for the wonderful care and support you gave to Alvin.
Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.