James L Alexander

April 8, 1932July 6, 2020

James L. Alexander, 88, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at home. He was born April 8, 1932 to the late William H. and Lacy Robinson Alexander.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Cox Alexander. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Alexander, and brother, Dr. Wallace Alexander, along with sisters and brother-in-laws Tommy& Frances Philpot, Buddy & Hazel Cox, Luke & Corrine Cox, Lois & Glen Powe, Buddy Lamb, Charles & Jean Cox, Martin Harris, Edna & Charles Ballard, Barbara Turner, Lewis Cox, and great-granddaughter, Margaret Ann Pilkinton.

He is survived by his daughters, Connie (Jim) Pilkinton and Cynthia (Gene) Maroon; grandchildren, Rachel (Warren) Musser, Dr. Mark (Erica) Pilkinton, Mary Jo Ross, Nicholas (Courtney) Betancourt; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Dakota Hulsey, Savannah Betancourt, Maya and Isla Ross, and Nathan and Evan Pilkinton.

He was a long time member of the Tyner Church of Christ, and attended East Brainerd Church of Christ for many years. He was a veteran serving in the United States Navy for four years, worked in sheet metal Industry with his father, and was with the FAA for 35 years.

Due to the current health crisis, all local and state mandates will be in place during the visitation at the funeral home and service at the cemetery.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park in Rossville.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 8214 East Brainerd Road.

Please share your memories at:


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 9, 2020


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