John Robert "Bo" Alvis Jr.

November 6, 1950 ~ June 1, 2019

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

John Robert “Bo” Alvis, Jr., 68, of Johnson City, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at his home.

Bo was a lifelong resident of Johnson City. He was the son of the late John Robert Alvis, Sr. and Marie Cullen Kelly Alvis.

Bo graduated from Science Hill High School in 1968 and attended East Tennessee State University. He worked at Sherwood Chevrolet for many years and most recently was self-employed.

Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Sue Alvis; one son, Slayden “Beaver” Hunt III and his wife Hallidee Hunt, of Chattanooga, TN; daughters, Annissa “Buffe” Maupin and Dena Cunningham; son, Billy Kyker, Jr., of Johnson City, TN; three grandsons, Slayden Hunt IV, Chase Foster, and Chase Cunningham; two sisters, Shay Lowe and Pat Kidd; one brother, Billy Alvis and his wife Sharon; sisters-in-law, Karen Greer and her husband Bill and Ginger Luttman and her husband Jim; brothers-in-law, Steve Hankins and Thomas E. Garland; nieces, Kelly Conley and her husband Mike, Angela Johnson, Rachel Kidd, and Leah Kidd; nephew, Justin Alvis and his wife Cicely; great nieces and nephews, Michael Conley, Centaine Conley, Caylen Conley, and Gaines Johnson; and special friend, Amy Christenberry.

The family of Mr. Bo Alvis will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 2110 Knob Creek Rd. A, Johnson City, TN 37604. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Curtis Hurt and Pastor David Foster officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Bo’s memory to Washington County Humane Society, 2101 W Walnut St., Johnson City, TN 37604 and Washington County Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601.


Visitation: June 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grace Free Will Baptist Church

Johnson City, Tennessee

Memorial Service: June 4, 2019 7:00 pm

Grace Free Will Baptist Church

Johnson City, Tennessee

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in John Robert "Bo" Alvis's name.

Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter

3411 N. Roan St.
Johnson City, TN
(423) 926-8769

The Humane Society of Washington County

2101 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN
(423) 926-8553

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  1. Bobby Hodges says:

    My deepest sympathies are with the Alvis family at this sad time. God bless and keep you in his comforting arms.


    May the love of friends and family soften your sorrow and sadness. You are in our thoughts and prayers…

  3. Sheila G Floyd says:

    Missing my friend. God speed, Bo!

  4. Terry Sisk says:

    Remembering Bo as a “good guy” and lake friend. My sympathies to the family.
    May God give you peace and strength during this sad time.


    Deepest Sympathy to Sue and family.

  6. George Parris says:

    I am so sorry.


  7. Rick Lewis says:

    My deepest sympathies.I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Bo will be truly missed and will always be remembered.

  8. Jeff Payne says:

    So sorry for your loss Praying for you all

  9. Ken and Ingrid Keys says:

    Sue, Our deepest condolences to you and the family.

  10. Sheri Tittle says:

    So,sorry for your loss ,Sue your a true and dear friend ,I will always be here for you any time it day !Love You!

  11. Sandi Carson Shook says:

    I send Gods Blessings and love to Bo’s family! I was so sorry to hear of his passing

  12. Sandi Carson Shook says:

    So very sorry, Bo was a very nice guy, He will be missed by our class!!

  13. Jo Meredith says:

    Sympathy and condolences to Bo’s family and friends. I was a classmate of his at Science Hill. I saw Bo around town a lot. We would hug and chat. He was a sweet guy.

  14. Cindy Nolte says:

    Extending my heart and prayers in lifting up Sue as well as Bo’s family and many close friends. You’ll be sorely missed, Bo.

  15. Doug Gouge says:

    So sad to hear of Bo’s untimely passing. Prayers go out to his Family and Friends. We will all miss you my friend. May you rest in Peace. Godspeed

  16. Lori and Sherri says:

    Sue, we are so sorry for your loss. Bo always had a smile on his face and a story to tell us and we always enjoyed spending time with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

  17. Andy Griffith says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss great guy

  18. Theresa and Don Vance says:

    Dear Billy and family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our prayers.
    John 14:2

    Theresa and Don Vance

  19. Penny & Dan Rutledge says:

    Sue, we are so sorry for your loss. Remembering all the fun times we all had together.


    I worked with Bo at Sherwood for years. Dearly loved him. He was a wonderful guy.

  21. Anne (Jennings) Arnstrom says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of the lovely Alvises.

  22. Jim Hall III says:

    Sue, Shay, and family: Very sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Bo as a truly nice guy

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