Dr. William “Bill” Dale Alvarez, July 30, 1949~January 4, 2015
Dr. William “Bill” Dale Alvarez, 65, of West Fork died Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Fayetteville. He was born July 30, 1949 in Call, TX. to Manuel and Frances Papania Alvarez.
He began his career as a teacher and a coach. A career highlight of his was five years of coaching football at Elkins High School during the 70’s. He closed-out his coaching career by playing for the state championship at Garrison, TX. in 1981.
He was in education 43 years having served in public schools as a teacher and administrator and five universities as a professor and university administrator. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with an EdD.
His chosen field of work and education remained constant. He believed that educators and those associated with education must be committed to: work hard with a constant giving of self and time; believe in self and those you trust as leaders; be committed to your beliefs; behave in an ethical manner; and model your ethics and values.
Preceded in death by his father, Manuel Alvarez; a brother, George Alvarez; and a sister, Terresa Maddox.
He is survived by his mother, Frances Alvarez; two sons, Scott Anthony and William “Brad” Alvarez, both of West Fork; daughter, Laurie Ann Watson of North Little Rock; brother, Mark Alvarez of West Fork; sister, Lola Jordon of Greenland; and grandson, Austin Watson of North Little Rock.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with L.V. Vickery officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Washington County Animal Shelter.
Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
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