Alex McNeil Jr.

  • "Sorry to learn of Alex's passing. He was always a good..."
    - Dennis Fitzgerald
  • "On behalf of the Good Ole Boys golf gang, we extend our..."
    - Leo Halloran
  • "I will miss Alex greatly having met him in 1997 when we..."
    - Bill Kumle
  • "Alex was a dear friend with my wife Margie and I since..."
  • "Always enjoyed Alex and so sad to see him go. Both John..."
    - Andrew thielen

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Alex Ferrell McNeil, Jr., 73, died February 20, 2016 after an eight year fight with a rare salivary gland cancer. He was an inspiration to all; never wasting a moment in self-pity, depression, or complaint. He said they wouldn't change anything so he focused on making the most of his remaining time. After attending U.Va. and King College, he began a career in the golfing profession. It was not just a job for him, but a life long passion. He was a lifetime member of the PGA and spent 17 years as head professional at International Golf and CC and Washington Golf and CC, both in the DC area. During that time he was elected president of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the PGA and was also honored by them as Professional of the Year. Several years after leaving the DC area he built Wedges and Woods, a successful golf learning center in Augusta. When he was diagnosed in 2008, he sold the center to a long term employee and then moved to North Myrtle Beach in 2011. He enjoyed being part of the shag community, as well as making new friends and playing many of the local golf courses. Alex is survived by his wife Nancy and her son Jordan, his son Blair and daughter-in-law Ann and granddaughter Emily, his daughter Ferrell and son-in-law Trey Mangus and grandsons Liam and Winston, his sister and brother-in-law Sallyanne and Stephen Slack, his ex-wife Slick McNeil, and unbelievably wonderful friends and ex-in-laws too numerous to list. Alex, known as "Moms" by his golf group of 37 years because of his concern and care for others, was cremated. There will be memorial services and scattering of ashes on dates to be determined later. The family is grateful for the loving care provided by the Mercy Care Hospice staff which allowed Alex to die in his own bed with the sight and sound of the ocean outside his window. In lieu of donations, please pay forward a kindness done to you in Alex's honor. An online guest book is available at

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 21, 2016
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