BEAVER CITY -- Alfred Thomas Bly, known as Al Bly, 77, died Saturday (Feb. 1, 2003) at his home in Beaver City.
He was born Dec. 21, 1925, at Beaver City to Guy and Retta (Thomas) Bly. He was a lifelong resident of Beaver City. He graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1943. He worked for Everett Gentry Farms for a while.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1953, doing a tour in Europe.
He was employed as a mechanic for Strayer Motors in Beaver City in the mid 1960's and retired in 1990.
He was baptized in the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City. He was a past member of the Beaver City Fire Department, was active in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5281 of Beaver City where he was past commander. He was also a member of the Wednesday Night Pool League.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his twin brother, Albert.
Survivors include two sisters, Betty Coy of Long Beach, Calif., and Shirley "Sally" Wendland of Tucson, Ariz.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City with the Rev. Darin Bentzinger officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City with military rites given by the Beaver City Veterans Organizations.
The casket will remain closed. Book signing and visitation will be today until 8 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and prior to services Saturday at the church.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.