Alva P. Pay

April 12, 1946 ‒ October 05, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Alva P. Pay, age 71, of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Oberlin, OH, to the late Walker and Anna (Beam) Pay.

Alva was a truck driver and a landscaper. He attended Black River High School in Sullivan, OH, before entering the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne, serving his country from 1964 to 1967.  Alva was interested in Politics and enjoyed horses.  Most of all he loved being around his family.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary (Kinter) Pay; his children, Alvie (Nancy) Pay of Mount Vernon, Shawn (Shannon) Pay of Blacklick, Jamie (Heather) Pay of Lexington, Heather (Jason) Bywaters of Fredericktown; 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; a brother, Jerry (Gail) Pay of Sullivan.

Along with his parents, Alva is preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, Paul, Earl and Carl Pay; sisters Mary Roberts, Evelyn Hartman, and Julia Ferber.

A celebration of life service will take place at a later date.

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  • I’m Alva’s daughter. I thought as the days would go by, so would the pain of losing my father. Unfortunately, this is a pain of the heart… Not something that can be taken away by some magic medicines. Today I see it all will take time and as the pain may become duller, it will never truly go away. Thank you Snyder Funeral Homes for taking special care with my mom and us kids. You have made the process less painful than it truly could have been.