Galena, Kan. – Russell Earl Alexander, age 57, passed away Sunday June 22, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Russ was born November 7, 1956 in Joplin, Mo., the son of Warren and Mary Alexander.
He grew up and attended school in Galena, moving to Russellville, AR where he worked as a diesel mechanic then owned and operated A-1 Muffler for many years. Russ had also lived in Minden, LA, moving back to Galena in 2013 due to his illness.
Russ has one son surviving, Richard “Jake” Alexander of Joplin, Mo. Also survived by his mother Mary Alexander of Galena; one brother, Mike Alexander and wife, Linda of Groveland, FL; two sisters Jackie Young and husband, Bob, of Mascotte, Fla., and Tina Burgess and husband Jody, of Joplin, Mo., three grandsons, Leighton Alexander of Russellville, Ark.,, Zane Alexander and Tanner Alexander of Joplin, Mo. Also three nieces, two nephews, seven great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. He was loved by all.
Russ was preceded in death by his father Warren Alexander of Galena.
A memorial service will be held July 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery, Galena, an.
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