Jessie Wayne Alexander, 73, of Readyville died at his home Wednesday, May 15 following an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jesse Mayne Alexander and Julia Hollis Alexander.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Claudette Bowen Alexander; sons, Claude (Traci) Alexander of Readyville and Charles Alexander of Woodbury; daughter, Cynthia (Sastri) Kodavanti of Readyville; sister Eunice Alexander Haley of McMinnville; grandchildren Michael (Taylor) Alexander, Brett Alexander, Jesse (Emily) Alexander, Ben Alexander, C.W. Alexander and Vijay Kodavanti, April Alexander, Amanda Alexander and Ashley Greenwood; step-granddaughters Ashley Skelton, Allie Wilson and Shana Phillips; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lynn (Alfred) Oldham of Murfreesboro and Kay Bowen of Canada; Lloyd and Boyd Bowen of Cleveland; special cousin, Curtis (Claira) Hollis of Manchester; four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and other beloved family.
He was a lifelong resident of Cannon County. He was a devoted member of Curlee Church of Christ and was a member of New Hope Church of Christ. He was a retired machinist for General Electric in Murfreesboro. He was also a former road commissioner for Cannon County. He spent his whole life farming and loved spending time tending to his animals and bees. He also loved to travel; he had visited all 50 states, plus Canada, Germany, the Bahamas and the Panama Canal. But most all he loved God, his family and he will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday with Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until time of service.
For those wishing to do so, donations may be to Curlee Church of Christ, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society c/o Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 17, 2013