Canon Funeral Home


Alvin Douglas Petry

( January 25, 1946 - March 24, 2020 )

Alvin Douglas Petry, age 74 of Hockley, passed away March 24, 2020. He was born January 25, 1946 in Houston, TX to Dorothy and Alvin Karl Petry.

He lived his earlier years with his parents on Hempstead Hwy. His dad was a mechanic, so Alvin Douglas learned the trade. Being an excellent mechanic, Doug found his way into racing and building hot rods. He even built a race car with his dearest friend Glen.

In December of  1965 Doug met Joy Kathleen Smith. Two months later on February 28, 1966, after a whirlwind romance they married. This marriage lasted 54 years!

Doug is preceded in death by his parents and son Louis W. Petry and is survived by his wife Joy Petry; son Karl D. Petry and wife Jenny; grandchildren Brooklynn Thompson, Taylor Petry, Ashley Kelly, Kollin Petry; great grandchildren Avery Thompson, Cash Thompson; as well as many friends.  

Visitation will be Friday,  March 27, 2020 from 1-3 pm at Canon Funeral Home. In compliance with COVID-19 restriction set by the CDC, no more than 10 people will be allowed in at one time. Graveside Services will follow at Roberts Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the service please use social distancing.