OBITUARY

Randy Glen Alexander

June 14, 1956September 12, 2018
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Randy Glen Alexander, 62, of Pelham, AL, joined his mother in Heaven September 12, 2018. He passed at home with his family after a brief battle with cancer.

Randy was born June 14, 1956, in Sylacauga, AL. He attended Coosa Valley Academy in Harpersville, AL and continued his education at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Randy went to work for Alabama Power shortly after graduation, and stayed with the Southern Company family for 40 years until his retirement on September 6, 2018.

Randy loved Alabama football, tailgating, barbecuing, vacations with his family, and playing golf. The greatest joy of his life, though, was being “granddaddy” to his six grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lynn (Mann); father, Harold “Glen”; sister Regina; son Jason and his wife, Tindall; daughter Molly Cahill and her husband, Matt; step-daughter Caroline Smith and her husband, Mike; step-daughter Katie Browning; step-son Mark Browning and his wife, Jen; and grandchildren Audrey Ann Alexander, Kendall and Karsyn Greggs, Lydia and Miles Browning, and Martha Jane Cahill.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Ann (Fleming) Alexander.

There will be a celebration of life and reception with refreshments at Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham on Friday, September 14th, from 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent’s Foundation, American Lung Association, or Hope Hospice, Inc. of Birmingham. Randy never smoked and led an active and healthy lifestyle. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Randy Glen Alexander

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Joe Drumm

September 14, 2018

Alexander Family,
I got to know Randy very quickly – which is one of Randy’s many admirable attributes – when we worked together at Southern Power. Randy was always willing to drop what he was doing to help or explain. Randy was a natural teacher and leader with lots of patience and humor. I often think back to our work travels through Texas and smile reflecting on our many conversations. Randy would always talk about his grandchildren, reflect on his days coaching Jason in baseball, and was looking for an excuse to travel to the west coast to visit Molly. He was both a golfing buddy and professional mentor to many. A positive influence on me as a father and professionally. Randy will be missed and always remembered with a smile. Thank you for sharing the photos and may peace be with you during this difficult time.

Jason Grooms

September 14, 2018

Dear Alexander Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Randy! Please know that the Alexander family are in my thoughts and prayers! I first met Randy in 2014 right after I took a job in the Air Monitoring and Testing group with Georgia Power. I had the privilege to work with Randy over the past few years and got to know him both personally and professionally. It was so fun working with him because he was laid back, he took his time to think things through, he could always make me laugh and he was very smart! I learned a lot from working with him over the years and will never forget the things he taught me and the advice he gave me. I knew his grandchildren brought great joy to his life because he always talked about them every time we had a chance to sit and talk. I pray that God brings you peace and guides you through this difficult time.

Gary Blackmon

September 14, 2018

To the Alexander family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I first met Randy in 2007 when I started working at Southern Company. He greeted me, as he did with many others, with a smile and a joke. Over the years he taught me a lot, about work and life. Those lessons, and his legacy, will continue to live within me and impact others for years to come.
I was lucky to know and am a better person because of Randy… he will be missed.

Deborah Atchison

September 13, 2018

I came to know Randy while sitting next to you guys for so many years at Alabama football games. We shared so many special memories and laughs. I always looked forward to Saturday home games to see y'all and catch up, cheer and laugh. I was so shocked to hear of his illness and now his passing. When I attend a game and take my seat, I will always see him sitting there in his with a grin on his face. Games in BDS will never be the same. Roll Tide my Saturday football friend and may God bless and comfort the entire family.

Gerry Klemm

September 13, 2018

Randy was one of those at the top of my list as a person that I most enjoyed knowing and working with. He and I go back to when he was in the C&R department at Plant Miller. Working there was a challenge, having to continuously nurse their hotside precipitators. But Randy approached those demands with enthusiasm and humor. Humor was one of Randy's most memorable qualities as he could see it in any situation, no matter how trying.

In my situation, I depend heavily on follow up work done by plant personnel. Randy was one of the most dependable in that regard, always carrying out what needed to be done to a T.

But, Randy had a deep personal side too. He was always interested in what you thought and was willing to share his own ideas and feelings. I often reflect on the good times we had, in and out of work, and will continue to do so. I feel that my life has been enriched by knowing Randy. I also feel that I have embodied some of his traits and to that end, he will live within me and all of us for all time to come.

Kevin Carter

September 13, 2018

To the Alexander Family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this dark time in your lives, but remember Jesus said joy comes in the morning .
My favorite times with Randy was during our softball games when I was working in the Lab @ Miller Steam Plant as a Helper , I remember Randy having so much fun , but very competitive (he wanted to win).

Terry Syverson

September 13, 2018

I came to know Randy when we worked together during a plant acquisition in 2005. Since then I considered Randy to be a very close friend and co-worker, there has been very few weeks we have not spoken at least on the phone since then. Randy was always available whether it be personal or professional. We always planned that three-day weekend where one day we would meet each other’s wife and they would meet each other because we knew they would get along so well. We put that off too long.
I am going to miss Randy. My condolences go out to family which I felt like I kind of knew, since we spoke of each other’s family often. I know how much he loved you all. I was lucky to have known Randy for as long as I did. He was a positive influence on my life and will always be held in the highest regard.

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