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.
Oh so sorry to lose that Bobby! I enjoyed visiting with him when he worked at the Boat Club and he was greatly helpful to us. Hugs and prayers.
My heart is sad, knowing how missed Bobby will be. He was such a wonderful blessing and servant, of our sweet Lord. Sending prayers, for family to have peace, for the days ahead. With Heartfelt Sympathy, Janice Phelps
Your family is in our prayers. He was a good man!
Bob was such a kind and gentle man, always smiling when you were in his presence. He will be missed by so many and was loved by all. Love and prayers to all of his family and his friends.
Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good christen man and will be missed.
Bob was a “jewel” He loved everybody. He will be missed but is with our Heavenly Father.
Bobby came to our house in 1997 and 1999 and prayed for my wife as she prepared for surgery. Had the opportunity to go with Bobby and his Sunday School Class to Teec Nos Pos 20 years ago. Those pictures are on my nightstand still to this day. Great time visiting on the ride out, back, and while there. Always smiling and was ready to listen.
Our thoughts are with the family .Bobby always had a big smile and a sweet personality.RIP Bobby .
Deeply sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. May the good Lord comfort and give his family the strength and courage to cope with their loss.
I never saw Bobby not smiling. He always gave hugs freely. He will be missed.
Kera and Family
I am saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing. May the lessons he taught you live on in you and your family. May God bless you all.
Such a good friend. Always smiling, always making sure everyone was all right. A Godly man respected by everyone. So glad I knew him for almost sixty years. He will be missed on earth but heaven is rejoicing!
May God’s peace snd wonderful memories sustain you through this loss.
Bobby was such a good friend, always smiling, always happy. We will miss him so very much. GOD got a true treasure when Bobby went home. We count our blessing just to know and love him. May GOD bless and comfort his family.
A pastor’s friend. During our years of ministry at FBC , Bobby was often in my office to check in, visited others with me, or came by our home to teach this not so handy man how to make repairs! He was sure proud of his family. Pam and I send our love to Vera, kids and grandkids. To God be the glory!