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Richard “Dick” Alexander, 74

Richard Dana Alexander, 74, of Melrose, FL passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.  Richard was born in Jacksonville, FL and spent most of his life in the area.  He graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1963 and attended Wichita State University on a football scholarship as the quarterback.  Dick was drafted into the United States Army and served his country as part of the Military Police as well as a Paratrooper.  He was later employed in the automobile industry and was a district manager for General Motors in the Chevy Motors Group.  Dick loved the beach, NASCAR and women.  At the end, he kept to himself and lived a quiet life on a lake in Melrose, Florida.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ila Alexander; and two brothers, June Alexander and Ferrell Alexander.  He is survived by his two sons, Baylor Alexander (Lisa) and Brant Alexander; his daughter, Brandy Homeyard (Russell); two sisters, Betty Harrell and Geraldine Fennell; and six grandchildren, Hunter, Holden, Madison, Kyle, Sarah Grace, and Isabella.

Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Brent Seaman

    What a great man…what great memories of the late 80’s when I had met him. He was funny, debonaire, genuine and so caring. It was great seeing he and mom together, they always seemed to be so happy together. I will never forget when he gave me a 1986 Mazda Tournament of Champions hickory stick putter that I still use to this day. Rest in Peace my friend. I will miss you.