Gary was a 1981 graduate of Parrish High School and served four years in the Army National Guard. Gary was an enthusiastic Alabama Crimson Tide football fan as well a Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edgar Bryan Alvis; grandparents, Burley and Gertrude Alvis, as well as Tommie Sanford and Myra Dean Davis Sanford; granddaughter, I'Leana Moreno; and niece, Kaylon Elizabeth Alvis.
Gary is survived by his mother, Tommie Dean Sanford Sides; and stepfather, Brack Sides Jr.; as well as three brothers, Marty Alvis (Lisa), Barry Alvis (Frances) and John Alvis (Katherine); three sons, Brandon, Justin and Quinton; as well as five daughters, Crystal, Jennifer, Jessica, April and Kimberly; 20 grandchildren (five boys and five girls); two nephews, Jeremy and Joshua Alvis; as well as a niece, Kayse Alvis; and special friend, Becky Cain.
Arrangements will be provided by Collins Burke Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. with funeral service beginning at I :30 p.m. which will be officiated by Ben Godwin. Burial will take place at Walker Memory Gardens. There will be no graveside service.