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John Wesley Alexander
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1926
Elkhart
Anderson County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 2012
Tyler
Smith County
Texas, USA

John was the son of Lee Andrew and Eva Lee Myers Alexander. His parents and brothers, R.V. Alexander and Marvin A. Alexander, are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Oakwood, TX. During World War II, John served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for injuries sustained during battles in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war, he returned to Oakwood where he had attended high school. He became a cattle rancher. He later moved to Palestine in 1972. John was a member and deacon of the Crockett Road Church of Christ, where he was very active. He was residing in Tyler at the time of his death there. He was survived by his wife, Maxine Barnett Alexander of Tyler; one daughter, Sally Lee Alexander West of Austin; one son, John Wade Alexander of St. Louis, MO; one granddaughter; two brothers-in-law, Jack Barnett of Sachse and William Valton Ray of Gilmer; and two sisters-in-law, Lela Coates of Oakwood and Mary Barnett of Tyler. His obituary was published in the Palestine Herald-Press, Tuesday, 17 January 2012. 
 
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 Parents:
  Lee Andrew Alexander (1900 - 1972)
  Eva Lee Myers Alexander (1904 - 2005)
 
 Sibling:
  R. V. Alexander (1921 - 1999)*
  John Wesley Alexander (1926 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Park Cemetery
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Louise Fisher Goff
Record added: Apr 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88512294
John Wesley Alexander
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He served the the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.
- Louise Fisher Goff
 Added: Apr. 14, 2012
John received 2 Purple Hearts for injuries suffered in battles on New Guinea and the Philippines.
- Louise Fisher Goff
 Added: Apr. 14, 2012
 
 
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