Robert E. Alvey, age 83 of Knoxville, formerly of LaFollette passed away Monday June 27, 2022. Born and raised in Hamilton Ohio on a dairy farm. He joined the NAVY after graduation and was proud of his military service. After his military service he went on to find his passion, operating restaurants in Ohio. After meeting the love of his life they went to Florida and opened and operated many restaurants of their own. After many years in the restaurant industry he longed to go back to the farm life. This led to finding the farm in Tennessee to raise his family and continue different business ventures. He had a passion for the flea market where he could meet and talk to people. He never met a stranger. He always told people about his love of God and his dreams and experiences. He loved to witness to God and share his testimony with everyone he met. He is preceded in death by parents Cecil and Katherine Alvey.


Wife: Barbra Linville Alvey

Daughters: Adora (Joseph) Magwood and Becky Brock.

Sons: Robert Alvey Jr., Ronald (Angie) Alvey, Benjamin (Priscilla) Alvey, Gary (Lisa) Powell, and Brian (Amy) Powell.

Brothers: Dale Alvey and Tom Alvey.

Sister: Janet Hendrix

Along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends from 11 AM – 1 PM Saturday, July 2, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 1 PM in Cross-Smith Chapel with Rev. Cody Mundy officiating. Interment following funeral service at Shelby Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home