Alton Cleve Monroe, “Peavy/Poppy” 84, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born in Dierks, Arkansas on August 16, 1935, to Cleve Dalton Monroe and Virginia I. Hamiter Monroe. In his younger years, he worked at a sawmill and helped on a strawberry and cotton farm. He went on to serve in the United States Army while stationed in Germany and was honorably discharged. Peavy was a true Christian man who loved God, his family, his country and the Houston Astros. He never met a stranger and would do anything for anybody. He loved telling old stories of his childhood and tending to his garden. Peavy will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Virginia Monroe; and brothers, Glenn Monroe, Linville Monroe, and Rayburn Monroe.
Peavy is survived by his wife, Rachel Monroe, the love of his life; daughters, Rhonda Clauss and husband Ted, and Robyn Trusty and husband Lee; brother, Kenneth Monroe and wife Lynda; grandchildren, Sheena Fusilier and husband David, Trey Clauss, and Brecka Trusty; and a host of extended family and friends.
Honoring the family by serving as pallbearers will be Trey Clauss, Ted Clauss, David Fusilier, Lee Trusty, Gary Monroe, and Chuck Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be Weldon Bagley, Nolan Bagley, Brian Wingate, Paul Wattigney, Josh Collins, and Kenny Lorfing.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Sterling-White Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2019 also at Sterling White Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sterling White Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562.
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