Alvis Lesley Lollar, 87, of Balch Springs, passed away on October 2, 2012. He was born January 28, 1925 in Paris, Texas to Thomas Kimsey Lollar and Ener Melvin Lollar. Both parents preceded him in death. Alvis is survived by his wife of 61 years, Daisy Lollar; two sons, Al (Alvis) Lollar and family of Portland, Oregon and Jesse D. Lollar and family of Dallas; one daughter, Patricia Dickens and family of Winnsboro; one brother, Dale (Delmar) Lollar of Paris, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Alvis enjoyed his family and friends, he enjoyed going to church and fellowships every opportunity he could. He grew up around Paris, Texas and Oklahoma. Alvis met and married Daisy Richardson on September 29, 1951; they have two sons and a daughter. He lived in Kent, Washington for many years with his wife and children, from Washington he relocated his family to Brooks, Oregon and then into Salem, Oregon where he worked for the State of Oregon. He enjoyed hunting and fishing while living in the Northwest including going to church. In 1974 Alvis relocated his family back to Dallas, Texas where he worked for Gardner Denver, after retiring he helped his wife in her gift shop. Alvis was an honorary member with Southwest Ceramic Association in Dallas, Texas. Most importantly he was the Bishop and founder of International Guiding Light Ministries. He pastored two churches in Oregon and one in Dallas. One of Alvis Lollar's favorite scriptures was John 3:16, For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever should believe in him should not perish but have everlasting life. During his life he would speak of many things but God was something he would speak of the most. Alvis didnt meet too many strangers; he was known wherever he went; one of his closest and dearest friends was Bishop Scott Emerson. During the last few months of his life he spoke many times of going home to be with the Lord. His wife and daughter remember hearing him pray during the day and night for his family. All Alvis wanted was for Gods will to take place and to protect his wife, children and their families. I can say this about him according to 2nd Timothy 4:6-8, For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only but unto all them also that love his appearing. Alvis went into the hospital on September 18, 2012 with heart problems. On October 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm, Alvis left this world and went to his new home prepared for him in Heaven. You never saw Alvis without Daisy they went everywhere together even when he went into the hospital she stood by his side until the end. In conclusion I would like to say that Alvis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and man. He will truly be missed by all those that knew him. Alvis life spoke for him. Family viewing and funeral service will be held at Fellowship Pentecostal Church, 11025 Limestone Dr., Balch Springs, Texas 75180. Family viewing will be Friday, October 5, 2012 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10 am. Interment will be at Bogata Cemetery in Bogata, Texas at 3 pm October 6, 2012.