LBERT — Gerald Wesley “Jerry” Alexander, 69, died Dec. 2 at his home in Albert. He was born Dec. 21, 1943 at Florence County, S. C., the son of Jesse Clifton and Mavie Edna (Jolly) Alexander.
He married Patsy Anne Howell Jan. 26, 1962 at Timmonsville, S. C. She died April 29, 2013. He worked in agriculture throughout his entire life, working on a poultry livestock farm, a dairy, hog farms, and at Tar Hill Turkey Hatchery. He also taught Agriculture Mechanics at the Timmonsville Vocational Center and South Florence High School. He enjoyed yard work, planting flowers and trees, hunting, fishing, and watching and playing sports.
Survivors include two sons: The Rev. Gerald Alexander and wife Rebecca of Portland, Tenn., and Louie Charlton Alexander and wife Teresa of Easley, S. C.; two daughters: Mavie Lynn Pettit of Seneca, S. C., and The Rev. Patricia Reep of Albert; five brothers: Laurie Alexander of Timmonsville, S. C., Jessie Clifton Alexander, Jr. of Sumter, S. C., John Alexander of Casset, S. C., Jack Alexander of Timmonsville, S. C., and Russell Alexander of Timmonsville, S. C.; two sisters: Alma Jean Brown of North Augusta, S. C., and Fran Lovelace of Spring Lake, N. C.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son-in-law, Kenneth Reep, one brother, Franklin Alexander, and one sister, Ruth Spring.
The memorial service is at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 at Peace Lutheran Church, south of Albert. Another memorial service is at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9 at Faith Baptist Church in Easley, S. C. Family will receive friends at the home of Mavie Pettit, 250 Kelly Mill Road, Seneca, S. C. Memorials are suggested to Easley Dialysis Center or the Kidney Foundation, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, Ks. 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Dec. 4, 2013