Ralph Coker Alexander

Ralph Coker Alexander

Birth
Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA
Death 10 Jul 2011 (aged 91)
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Plot Space 10, Lot 1, Block 53
Memorial ID 73495793 · View Source
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Ralph C. Alexander McKinney, Texas passed away at the Medical Center of McKinney on July 10, 2011. Born in Tyler on March 1, 1920, he was 91 years old. He was raised in Dallas and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939. Ralph was married to Eva Ellen Berry of McKinney in 1942. They were married for 38 years when she passed away in 1980. He is survived by two sons, Mitchell (Mickie) of McKinney and David of Columbia, Maryland, his wife Betsy, and grandsons Colin of Brooklyn, New York, and Jeremy of Atlanta, Georgia. After the death of Eva Ellen, he had a close companionship with the late Polly Watson of McKinney. He also leaves behind Tim and Karen Burnett (daughter of Polly Watson) and their children, Katy (and Tim Remington), Jordan, and Bryan who were a second family to him. Ralph was a dedicated employee who gave everything he had to his jobs. He worked at the John E. Mitchell Company in Dallas for 42 years, followed by Magnafab in Howe, and Metro Stone and OK Recycling in McKinney for an additional 20 years (until the age of 89 in 2008). He seemed ageless and was heard to say, "I'd go back to work today if I could find a job". Ralph was a person with true grit. No matter what happened, he had a positive upbeat attitude and was always thinking of others. He said that his only regret in life was that he "didn't have that one extra blueberry pancake." Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, in Allen, Texas. Interment followed at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, Texas.


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  • Created by: CKinseyC
  • Added: 17 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73495793
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Coker Alexander (1 Mar 1920–10 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73495793, citing Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by CKinseyC (contributor 47420416) .