JACKSON - Johnny Hester Alexander, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died Nov. 6, 2001, at his home.
Born May 21, 1916, in Puryear, Tenn., son of the late Charlie Hester and Ollie Miller Alexander, he was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. An early member of the Elks Lodge and lifetime member of the PGA and various civic organizations, he was a Pro at the Sikeston Country Club, Arkansas Country Club, Tennessee Country Club, Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson and at Milan, Tenn., before retiring.
He was the dearly beloved husband of 65 years of Daveen Davis Alexander, who survives of the home in Jackson; dear father of Phyllis Alexander (Garland) Castleberry of Front Royal, Va.; loving grandfather of Johnny (Carolyn) Castleberry, Patti Castleberry Hartle and Tod (Tina) Castleberry of Sterling, Va., and Christopher Castleberry and Scott Castleberry of Washington, D.C.; loving great-grandfather of Jack Alexander Castleberry, Ashley Hartle, Brett Hartle, Lindsay Castleberry and Brooke Castleberry, all of Virginia; beloved brother of Ollie B. Friedlander of Columbus, Ohio, Pansy (Joseph) Schoenberg of Morley and Violet (Ronald) Dreschel of Hodgenville, Ky.; his sister-in-law, Frances Alexander of Sikeston; and dearly loved brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin of many.
He was also the beloved brother of the late Charles Alexander who lived in Sikeston.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Full military graveside rites are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Johnny Hester, minister of Shady Acres Church of Christ, will officiate.
The family of Johnny Alexander
request memorials be made to
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memorial Fund Program
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905
or to a charity of the donor's choice.