Melvin Harvey Alexander

September 21, 1923June 4, 2012

Melvin Harvey “Red” Alexander, 88, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, June 4, 2012.

He was born on September 21, 1923 in Mansfield, Indiana to Leslie Alexander and Amy Martin Alexander.

Mr. Alexander was a graduate of Bellmore High School and served his country in the US Army during WWII.

Red retired from Lonestar Industries.

Harvey was very proud of his membership at Lena United Methodist Church, and exhibited his membership through visitation with those who were in need of uplifting. He was always willing to listen and assist in anyway necessary.

His parents; three sisters, LaMoyne Sewell, LaVern Blake, and Elsie Lee Crooks; and a grandson, Ronnie Joe Alexander preceded him in death.

A true family man, he is survived by his wife of 66 years, Florence Martin Alexander; four children, Ronnie Alexander and wife Jennifer of Brownsburg, Jerry Alexander and wife JoEllen of Greencastle, James Alexander and wife Debby of Greencastle, and Janice Neumann and companion Dennis Goldberg of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Hopkins – Rector Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Interment with Honors will follow at Boone Hutcheson Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 4 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.


  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2012

Melvin Harvey Alexander

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June 8, 2012

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your father and know he will be sadly missed.
We also have lost both of our parents and feel sympathy for all of you at this time.

Mike & Becky Quinnette
Sandra (Quinnette) Foster
Carl & Linda (Quinnette) Sweet

Steve Lamb

June 7, 2012

Alex; please accept sincere condolences from Susan and me. Memories are about the only thing that can't be stolen from us. May God embrace you and your family these next few days and in the days ahead.
Steve and Susan Lamb
C/O 147

Gilbane friends at Worcester Recovery Center Project

June 6, 2012

John and extended family......Please know that your co-workers send their sympathy & prayers to you all in the loss of your grandfather. We will be thinking about you all.

DCAM, Ellenzweig & Tishman - Worcester Recovery Hospital Project

June 6, 2012

Alexander family.....Our prayers & sympathy are with you all as you suffer the loss of your loved one.

Patricia Barrie

June 6, 2012

Dear Alexander family........My thoughts and sympathy are with you all as you suffer through your loss. I work with John here in Worcester and know how he is hurting, and wanted to let you all know that others care. Being a Methodist myself, I'm sad that all he visited will be missing him just as much and a ray of sunshine in their lives is gone, but I guess our Lord needed him more. You are in my prayers.