Our beloved Jerry “Hatch” Raymond Alvey passed away Monday, October 30, 2023 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.
Jerry is survived by his father James Alvey; children Michelle Payne (Danny Payne), Amanda Alvey, Brooke Roberts (Justin Roberts), mother of his children Terri Alvey; grandchildren Jesse Roberts, Amelia Payne, Maxwell Payne; and sister Debbie Martin. He is preceded in death by his mother Dolores Alvey.
Jerry was born on October 21, 1957 and grew up a determined young man who enlisted in the Air Force at just 17 years old. He went on to enroll at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, FL where he received his Bachelor's degree and became an officer in the Air Force. It was there that he met the love of his life and mother of his children, Terri Alvey. They married in 1984 and went on to raise 3 daughters. Jerry advanced through the ranks of the Air Force, serving in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm. He retired as a Major from the Air Force after 43 years of service but continued to work at the Dobbins Air Reserve Base simulator as the Chief Navigator Instructor until his death.
Known for his humor and fun spirit, Jerry brought joy to all those around him. He loved Harley’s and hotrods and never shied away from a good time. He filled his children’s and wife’s lives with fun, taking them on countless vacations to the beach, amusement parks, and spending summers on his boat, camping out on Lake Allatoona. He was a loving grandfather, “Pop-Pop”, and lived his life for his children and grandchildren. He loved his family immensely, and he will be deeply missed.
A visitation service to honor Jerry's memory will be held at the Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services on November 3, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Following the visitation, a funeral service will commence at the same location from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Finally, a graveside service will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on November 3, 2023, from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jerry’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Jerry Alvey will forever be remembered as an exceptional individual who dedicated his life to serving others. His unwavering commitment to his country, his family, and his students is an inspiration to all. May his soul rest in eternal peace, knowing that he made a significant impact on the lives he touched.