July 10, 1936 – July 3, 2019
Alexander, Ray, age 82, of Lincoln, AL passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Ray was the ultimate sporting man. His loves included Alabama football, trips to Las Vegas to satisfy his passion for shooting dice and above all his gamefowl. His favorite games were the Bama vs. Tennessee games. Especially at Tennessee where he enjoyed the fall weather, the Tennessee River, and some of his best friends companionship. His gamefowl were known as “ The Winningest Fowl in the World.” His worldwide popularity reached cult status among his many fans in the United States, Mexico, and especially in his beloved Philippines. When he entered the famous Araneta Coliseum in Manila, it was like Moses parting the Red Sea with his adoring fans requesting pictures and autographs. Ray took time with each of them, getting to know them, and finishing with his famous line: “ If there’s anything I can help you with, let me know.” Mr. Alexander is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Alexander. He is survived by his daughters, Rayandra Seville (Nate) and Leighanne Alexander; sons, Harold Ray Alexander and Andy Hayes (Deraye); sister, Theresa Myers; brother, Tommy Joe Alexander; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Grantswood Baptist Church in Irondale, AL at 3:00PM with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from the church beginning at 2:00PM. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds to direct services. Visit us online at www.kilgroefuneralhome.com
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July 8, 2019
To the family and love ones of Mr ray alexander, my senir condolences and prayers go out to you, unfortunately I didn't get the privilege of meeting Mr ray alexander, I've heard so many stories about about him since I was a little kid, I've always wanted to meet Mr ray so bad but due my surcommstances I was unable to do so, I've seen videos of him and can tell he was a great man and father, unfortunately I didn't have a father figure in my life, but as funny as it may sound i would of wished I had a father like ray alexander, To teach me about his fowls as a dad would to his sun/doughter I hope you all find peace and can cope with such a loss! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to say and speak what's in my heart I wish I could some day have the privilege to meet your family and heard all the great stories, and all the wonderful memories, and have a chance to walk with you Mr ray and see your legacy you leave behind hoping one day I can take a peace of your life with me and have the privilege to say I have a game bird that Mr ray alexander raised! And have the chance to continue history and pass on my experience and knowledge I pick up along the way thanks you Mr ray alexander being my mentor even if I didn't even have the chance in meeting you sir! I watched almost every video advise you ever gave about your game birds thanks you Mr ray alexander and thanks to your family for making it possible to share a peace of me, thank you all and please accept my senir condolences may you rest in peace Mr ray alexander YOU WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN !!!!
July 7, 2019
I’m glad that I was able to meet him in person this year he was so kind and generous One of the best breeders I will always keep you in my prayers only good knows why he wanted you to leave He probably has a special thing for you in heaven thanks for your time and thank you again Mr Ray Alexander and Rayandra Alexander
July 5, 2019
From the time I was twelve till now iv always thought he had the Best chickens on the the face of the Earth and iv never laid eyes on em in person always been a good judge of character he is on the top of my list give anything to known him personally. Rest in peace there is a peace of you walking yards all over America one day it will be mine 🙏
July 5, 2019
Mr. Ray it’s not hard to tell you’re a great person I wish I could have met you in person an ask you for some advice I’m young in the fighting business but I’ve learned a lot in you're videos and you always say knowing you’re chickens and being hard working will get you to the top I hope one day I’m half as good as you are with chickens RIP, Mr. ray The Legend all the way from Hobbs New Mexico
July 4, 2019
Ray and I have been friends for over 50 years. Many travels together to the Philippines and others. I will miss him especially in January when he would come to California and we would go to the Philippines to see Mr Jorge Araneta also a true friend of Ray and myself for many years and we would attend the World Slasher Championship. Also our many phone calls just to check and update each other .
Rays fowl was part of the winning entry in May of the second leg of the World Championship. He was extremely proud and excited when this occurred
He takes with him one of the greatest knowledge of our sport as well as knowing many of the breeds of fowl and how the came about. We would talked for hours on the breeding of game fowl etc.
Rayandra thank you for caring for your father and my good friend over the past years as his health declined
I will truly miss by buddy
Iron Bell farms
July 4, 2019
This brings a tear to my eye! I miss you already seems like yesterday we was at Sunset showing roosters doing what we loved! I know you and Dad are having one helluva time up there! Ray thank you for all the memories we shared together. You always meant a lot to my family not only as a fellow rooster man , but as a friend you definitely will be missed until we meet again fly high old buddy!
July 4, 2019
He lived a full life. We always felt welcome when we came to Alabama. 🙏🏻
July 3, 2019
Ray had very special place in my heart miss him already but I know he's with his family and Ricky they will be talking about the rooster again and that makes my heart smile.He was a man like no other always there for who ever needed him.I know he's home now and in no pain...Wish there was more people in this world like him.Praying for his family .A great man gone to a better place I Love and will always miss you.