Robert “Bob” Alexander, 73, of Whitesboro, Texas was called home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 29, 2021.
Bob was born on August 2, 1948 in Whitesboro, Texas to Shelby Eugene “Gene” and Jennie Grace (Earnhart) Alexander. He grew up as the eldest of four siblings and was a 1966 graduate of Whitesboro High School. On June 12, 1969, Bob married Vera Thompson in Dallas, Texas. They began their married life in Whitesboro and raised three children: Robby, Amy, and Kera. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, where he was part of the Deacon body, served the Texas Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief, and traveled with the church on various mission trips to help those in need. He led and helped youth in RA’s, Awana’s, and took older boys to Wilderness Camp. Bob was active within the community as past Chief of the Whitesboro Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to help those in need whether it be family and friends or strangers – anything from helping widows in the community, strangers stranded on the side of the road, or delivering audio tapes of the church service to homebound. He loved to spend time with his family, going to their sporting events or camping while teaching stewardship of God’s creation. His children were his pride and joy in life, and he led them in the ways of Christ by his humble, gentle spirit.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vera Alexander of Whitesboro; son, Rob Alexander and wife, Stacy of Sherman; daughter, Amy Couser and husband, Peter of Abingdon, MD; daughter, Kera Green and husband, Andrew of Richland Hills; grandchildren, Kristin Terrell and husband Tyler, Trey Alexander and wife, Tristen, Nathan Alexander, Andrew Couser, Ryan Alexander, Ashlyn Alexander, Caleb Couser, Jonathan Couser, Anna Green, and Kaia Green; great-grandchildren, Paul Robert Terrell and Marylee Terrell; sister, Marilyn Meals; brother, Jerry Alexander and wife, Jana; sister, Susie Meals and husband, Donnie; brother-in-law Johnny Acker, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Jennie Grace Alexander, and sister, Sharion Acker.
Funeral Services honoring Bob will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Whitesboro. A time of visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.