Mr. Keith Clonnie Alexander

October 17, 1932August 14, 2012

Keith Clonnie Alexander, 79, beloved grandfather (Popaw) to Jason, Joshua, Kara, Brayden, Alex, Carson, Gracie, Spencer, Clarissa, Collin, and great grandfather to Will, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Wesley Long Hospital, Palliative Care Unit. Keith never met a stranger, loved people and was easy to love in return. He was the most kind spirited person and his beautiful smile will be missed by his family and friends.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home North Elm Chapel, with brother-in-Law, Rev. Larry Cox, and Pastor Edward Allred, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service and there will be refreshments. A private burial will be held prior to the service at Westminster Gardens Cemetery. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Jewell Alexander: children, Kimberly Isaac and her husband Brad of Greensboro, Michael Alexander and his wife, Chris of Okemos, Michigan; step-sons, John foster and Jeff Foster of Greensboro and James Foster of Florida, and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters –in-law, and brothers-in –law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Texie and Snow Alexander, and two brothers, Donald and Harold Alexander.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. Keith had many loves, first and foremost his family. His children loved his stories about his growing up, and the bugger stories his Pa Richardson told. He was an avid gardener and fisherman, loved traveling, camping (always with children and grandchildren), boating, water skiing, and golfing. He loved his home is Florida in the winter months, where he could fish and catch big mouth bass and golf in warm weather. He loved to pick oranges, eat out and play cards with his many friends in Florida.

The family would like to express their thanks, especially to Dr. Ravi Avva (for his time, calling on weekends and addressing our concerns; everyone should have a Dr. Avva for their family physician); to Heather, his nurse and also Cone Health Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice and Palliative care of Greensboro at 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.



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August 20, 2012

Kim, Mrs. Alexander & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Alexander was such a great man & father! He will be greatly missed.
Donna & Clay Winters

Dot & Joe & Mickey Elliott

August 17, 2012

We had lots of fun just watching your family having fun at the lake. Loved Keith's smile and are so sorry that your family has lost a great person .

August 17, 2012

What a wonderful friend and neighbor Keith was to our Helen and Oren. They could not have had a better family to live next to in FL. Our prayers are with you Jewell. Love you, Debbie & Bill S

Elden Broyles

August 16, 2012

Jewell, We were so saddened when Jerry called us from Indiana with the news of Keith's passing. This winter in Florida will not be the same knowing we will not see out dear friend. Keith was such a special person and we will always cherish the memory of our friendship with him. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Elden and Mary Kay

August 16, 2012

Keith will be remembered by our family as a true gentleman, a kind, generous and loving man. We treasured Keith as a member of our family. There's so many good and fun memories that I will hold in my heart. Keith was a fixture in our family and I will always be grateful for the role he played in my life and the lives of my mother and father and siblings. God blessed us with Keith and his entire family. He was loved by us all. I am so sorry for your loss, but please know that he made our lives better just to know him. All my love and prayers, Wilma Chambers Bailess

August 15, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Kim & Jewel and the rest of the family, my thoughts & prayers go out to you during this time. I remember all the fun we had at your house & how your dad never fussed at all our loud silliness. Love,
Tammy Roof Hardin

August 15, 2012

My heartfelt prayers and sympathy goes out to Jewell and the family in your loss. I have many fond memories of knowing and working with Keith. I was truly blessed to have had this opportunity. He loved his family very much.
Robert E. Laws, formerly with Westvaco Corp. Burlington, NC