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Alvin "Stone" Beets Jr.

Cedar Rapids

Alvin R. "Stone" Beets Jr., 68, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Services:
11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Gospel Tabernacle Church, Cedar Rapids. Pastor Jackie Horton and Pastor Anthony Smith will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Alvin was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Kokomo, Ind., the son of Alvin R. Beets Sr. and Lucy Margaret (Young) Snow. He graduated from Kokomo High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Jacquelynn Ballew on Oct. 1, 1994, in Cedar Rapids. Alvin was a syrup system operator at Quaker Oats for 33 years before he retired. He loved going out to eat, playing golf, watching Westerns and Judge Judy. His quick wit and sassy sense of humor always got a lot of laughs. Alvin loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and extended family and close friends.
Alvin is survived by his wife and companion of 38 years, Jacquelynn of Cedar Rapids; children, Reba, Daylene, (Keever) of Fort Worth, Texas, Luther, Lester "G," Paris, LaRhonda (Dillion) and Isaiah (Ranee); 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn S. Bell of Kokomo, Ind., and Rose Merry Thomas of Iowa City; brothers, Richard R. Beets and Oscar Snow Jr., both of Kokomo; a special aunt, Berna; and lots of special nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin R. Beets Sr.; mother, Lucy Margaret (Young) Snow; son, Rolondo; and daughter, Jacqueline (Johnny).
Please share a memory of Alvin at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.