Alvin William Packard, age 100, died early Tuesday morning, December 31, 2013, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born May 29, 1913, at Macksville, Kansas, the son of William and Neida (Hardy) Packard. As a young boy he attended the Macksville school system.
On November 25, 1932, he married Iona F. Purett at Coldwater, Kansas. After their marriage, the couple made their home in the Macksville area, moving to Plains, Kansas, in June, 1944, where he began working for the Magneto and Electric Shop. On January 1, 1946, he began working at the Holmes Motor Company until 1967, when he and Iona founded Packard Engine Service.
He was a member of the Plains Christian Church, Lions Club for 66 years, and the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
A son, Garrel Packard and wife Lois of Plains, Kansas
Four Grandchildren Nine Great-Grandchildren One Great-Great-Grandchild
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Faye Cole in April, 2005; his parents; four brothers; and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Plains Christian Church, Plains. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday, at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, to sign the guest register, the casket will remain closed. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.