John G. Alexander
John G. Alexander
  • January 14, 1941 - August 18, 2017
  • Winston Salem, North Carolina

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John Garey Cline Alexander, age 76, passed away on August 18, 2017 in Winston Salem.
Garey was born on January 14, 1941 to the late Grace and Cline Alexander of Wilkes County, North Carolina and was the oldest of six sons. Only 1 of his brothers are still living. His wife of over 50 years, Bessie Carol Alexander, passed away on September 13, 2013. Both Garey and Carol were members of Vienna Baptist Church.
He was caring, humble, wise, soft-spoken, and will be remembered as a man of strong faith and love for Jesus Christ. He spent countless hours in scriptures and read and studied the Bible from cover to cover so many times his family lost count. He shared what he learned about Jesus with his family, and his day-to-day life set a perfect example of what it meant to try and lead the life of a Christian. He truly was the perfect husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him received a blessing. Many times Garey's family were reminded how very lucky they were to be able to call him "Daddy" or "Papa" or "Honey". He loved to spend time outdoors camping, fishing, and just being close to the ones he loved. There were other things he enjoyed doing, but his family always came first. More than anything, he wanted to make them happy.
He is survived by his loving children, James Dean Alexander of Winston Salem, Timothy Alvin Alexander and his wife, Lisa S. Alexander, of Yadkinville, and Heather Alexander Russell and her husband, Donald A. Russell, of Germanton; his only grandchild is Zachary Tyler Russell and his wife, Chelsea Russell, of Stokesdale; and his brother, James Larry Alexander of Pfafftown.