John D. Alexander Sr. of AuSable Township, formerly of Detroit, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at 73 years of age.
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John was born Sept. 18, 1939 to Howard and Bessie (nee Lee) Alexander. On Nov. 18, 1957, he married Mary H. Thayer in Mio. He was a cement truck driver with E.A. Wood Redi-Mix for many years. He was a member of Oscoda FOE and Oscoda VFW. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Alexander; and children, John (Jennifer) Alexander of Shelby Township, Jerry (Amy) Alexander of Orchard Lake, Jeffery Alexander of Oscoda, James (Becky) Alexander of Wisconsin and Deborah (Steve) Redwood of Oscoda. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; siblings, Robert Alexander, Sue Nance and Edna Sparks. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Howard "Bud" Alexander; and one sister, Kay Jackson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Oscoda Chapel of Buresh Funeral Home, 212 River Rd. in Oscoda. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery in Oscoda.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from Dec. 3 to Dec. 11, 2012