Searcher of the Month – Alvin Tipps – April, 2009

The heart of any organization such as Texas EquuSearch is the volunteers.  We have been blessed through the years with an incredible number of people who have enriched our program and touched our lives, as well as the lives of the families that we help on a daily basis.  To honor a few of those many volunteers, TES has started a Searcher of the Month program.  We hope to highlight just a few of the many, many wonderful, dedicated individuals who serve the communities so proudly and so humbly throughout the country as we continue our mission. 

Alvin Tipps 

Alvin Tipps was chosen as our first “Searcher of the Month” because of his never-ending dedication to Texas EquuSearch. It doesn’t really matter what the weather is like, or how far it is … Alvin is there with his wife Jan, to help find another missing person. Alvin was born in Waco, and grew-up in the central Texas area. He was the only son born to Ethyl & Boyd Tipps. Alvin worked in machine shops for several years until he fulfilled his own dream and opened his own business. Alvin is well-known for the high-quality products he turns out for his clients. Alvin is the proud father of three daughters, and the step-father of two daughters and one son. He also has fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman until he started searching with Texas EquuSearch.  Now his passion is about helping to find missing people. He loves a good laugh and meeting new people. He currently fighting an illness, but hopes to be back real soon.