Eugene Alexander

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Eugene Harrison Alexander "Gene" MOORESVILLE - Eugene "Gene" Harrison Alexander, 96, of Mooresville, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at his residence, after a brief illness. He was born on August 23, 1917 in Huntersville, NC, to the late James Wilson and Daisy Rogers Alexander of the Cornelius community. He was married for 62 years to Edith Oehler Alexander until her death in 2003. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by brothers, Pressley and Jay Alexander of Charlotte, NC; James Alexander of Davidson, NC; sister, Laura Morris of Charlotte, NC; and two grandsons, Jamey Sloop and Darin Eugene Alexander. After graduating from Cornelius High School, Gene chose farming as his way of life and established himself as a hard-working cattle farmer and as owner and operator of Alexander Lumber Company and Farm. His multiple accomplishments and influence will be long remembered by his family, friends and community. He was a member and supporter of Mooresville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church since 1951, 62 years. There he served as teacher of the Men's Sunday School Class and Deacon and Elder. In 2000, he was honored as Elder Emeritus by the Session of the Mooresville ARP Church for his faithful service. He is survived by sons, David Alexander and wife, Janet of Mooresville, NC and Joe Alexander and wife, Cathy also of Mooresville; daughters, Mary Sloop and husband, Wayne of Horse Shoe, NC, Daisy Beam and husband, Alex of Mooresville, and Jeanette Stikeleather and husband Richard also of Mooresville; sister, Lois Bell of Due West, SC; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 4 - 7 PM, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, NC. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 1:30 PM, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3:00 PM, at Mooresville ARP Church, with Rev. Andy Ward officiating. The family will receive friends in the Family Life Center after services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith Street, Davidson, NC 28036 or Mooresville ARP Church, 659 Carpenter Avenue, Mooresville, NC 28115. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Alexander family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

Funeral Home
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home
494 E.Plaza Drv Mooresville, NC 28115-0977
(704) 664-3363
Funeral Home Details
Published in Charlotte Observer on Jan. 3, 2014
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