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Eugene Ray Alexander

October 18, 1954 ~ July 14, 2019 (age 64)

Eugene Ray Alexander, 64, died due to cancer Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Eldon Nursing and Rehab.

He was born Oct. 18, 1954, in Tuscumbia, Mo., to Orville Raymond and Wilma Frances (McConnell) Alexander, who preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, David Alexander of Eldon, Adam Alexander of Springfield, and Randal Alexander of Nixa; three step-daughters, Dana (Dwayne) Thomas of Eldon, Regina (R.T.) Lowry of Buchan­an, Tenn., and Jennifer (Rich­ard) Wiltrout of Springville, Tenn.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are three sis­ters, Paula Lewis of Branson, Sharene (Dane) Vernon of El­don, and Luan Madole of Pe­tersburg, Alaska; many nieces and nephews; his step-mother, Margaret Alexander of Eldon; his significant other, Linda Harbison of Eldon; and a spe­cial uncle and aunt, Paul and Claudine Alexander of Excelsi­or Springs and their families.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Tom Madole.

Eugene graduated from El­don High School in 1973. He worked as a boat pilot for Tri­co Dock Center in Osage Beach for 32 years until he was diag­nosed with cancer. He was also an auctioneer.

Eugene’s favorite foods were fish sandwiches from McDon­ald’s and Cree Mee chili cheese dogs along with a marshmal­low Pepsi and Java Monster Loca Mocas.

Spending time with, and lov­ing on, his grandchildren was a favorite pastime.

He was cremated under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon. Visitors will be received from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Blue Springs Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the fami­ly suggests donations to Chil­dren’s Miracle Network or the Dooley Cemetery, Eldon, MO

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