Melvin Harvey 'Red' Alexander

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Melvin Harvey "Red" Alexander, 88, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012.

He was born on Sept. 21, 1923 in Mansfield, Ind., to Leslie Alexander and Amy Martin Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a graduate of Bellmore High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Red retired from Lonestar Industries.

Harvey was very proud of his membership at Lena United Methodist Church, and exhibited his membership through visitation with those who were in need of uplifting. He was always willing to listen and assist in any way necessary.

His parents; three sisters, LaMoyne Sewell, LaVern Blake and Elsie Lee Crooks; and a grandson, Ronnie Joe Alexander preceded him in death.

A true family man, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Florence Martin Alexander; four children, Ronnie Alexander and wife Jennifer of Brownsburg, Jerry Alexander and wife JoEllen of Greencastle, James Alexander and wife Debby of Greencastle, and Janice Neumann and companion Dennis Goldberg of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Interment with honors will follow at Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the funeral home.

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