Charles Steven Greek "Greek" Alex

September 11, 1944July 27, 2014
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Charles Steven “Greek” Alex, 69, of Coatesville, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Charlie was born on September 11, 1944 in Clayton to Mike Alex and Hazel Margarite Kugelman Alex.

He was a graduate of Stilesville High School, and a lifelong member of Stilesville Christian Church.

Greek was also a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge #1592, Greencastle Elks lodge #1077, Greencastle Eagles Aerie #4388, Plainfield Eagles Aerie #3207, Windy Hill Country Club, the US Bowling Congress and the Greater Greencastle Bowlers Hall of Fame.

Greek, the former owner of Varsity Lanes, had the distinction of bowling 2 “official” 300 games.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and five siblings, Lena Niehaus, Frank Alex, Christy Alex, Pandily Alex and Tommy Tom.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jenny; his children, Tammy Alex of Dickson, TN, Robert Alex and wife Janelle of Colorado Springs, CO, Tina Hyten and husband Mike of Coatesville, and Christa Duff of Greencastle; a sister, Janet Gray of Plainfield; 12 grandchildren who were the pride and joy of his life, Alexis Cummings and husband Chris, Dru Secrest and significant other Ryan Farris, Reggie Alex, Anthony Cosner, Bogeley Alex, Josh Bellmore, J.T. Chadd and fiancée Desiree Grassick, Brianna Hyten, Alex Hyten and significant other Colton Maynor, Stone Hyten, Duke Duff and Jalyn Duff; four great-grandchildren, Ruby Cummings, Hazel Cummings, Lovie Cummings, and Carson Winslow; extended special family members, Bill and Teresa Parrish and their family, Steve, DeAnna, Brian and Jeri Dee; Amy and Dave Wells; Mick and Jackie Alex; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Charlie was the biggest fan of his grandchildren; he and Jenny attended many of their games and often multiple games in one night.

Greek enjoyed singing acapella at church and karaoke. When he walked into a room, “Hello Darlin” was all that was said.

He was an avid golfer, and had accomplished a Hole-In-One. Greek was also a big fan of I.U. and Pacers Basketball.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10 A.M. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Staggers officiating. Interment will follow at Stilesville Cemetery. Those who have golfed or bowled with Greek are invited to serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 2 – 8 P.M. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. In memory of Greek, donations may be made to the Stilesville Christian Church Food Pantry.


  • Visitation Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Terry and Brenda Tapp

August 6, 2014

Jenny and Family, Terry and I are so sorry to hear about Charles. We sure loved bowling, and talking to you both at the bowling alley. We will miss his smile, and his joking around with us. Stay strong, you all will be in our hearts, and in our prayers.

Sashi Kumaran

August 3, 2014

"Sorry to hear about your loss. Remember the good times and the laughter as that is what will ease the pain. Be strong, as time is the healer."

August 2, 2014

"That darling Charlie" lived around the corner down Jacktown Road from my house. His family farmed the farm where I grew up on U.S. 40 (now Freije farm). His Alex family tended our farm of 110 acres. I knew all the family including Tommy Tom. I was always in love with Charlie because he was so cute,I was in high school when he was a 1st grader on my bus. The Alex family all worked very hard. And Charlie found a Hampton girl!!! Memories in love and prayer,
Joyce Burke Robinson

August 1, 2014

Jenny, We are so sad to hear Charlie passed. The great memories we have of Charlie and you and Varsity Lanes we will cherish the rest of our lives.

Ron and Karen Wallace and family Plainfield In.

Candy Wilson

August 1, 2014

Jenny, I am so saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. We had some very memorable times at the bowling alley. Charlie was a great man to his family and to this community. He will be missed.


Bob &Vickie Cox

August 1, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Beary Wallace

August 1, 2014

Jenny, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. I will cherish the great memories of bowling with Charlie over the years.

Chris & Cindy Novak

July 31, 2014

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jenny and the entire family . He will truly be missed by us!

July 31, 2014

Jenny, so sorry to hear about Charlie. I have many good memories of those great times we all had at the bowling alley. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jean Rossok

Ted & Valerie Weddell

July 30, 2014

May God give you comfort & peace during this difficult time. My prayers continue for you all. Charlie was a wonderful man & will be missed by many.