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Huey Alexander (1-28-20) service 2-1-20

Huey Paul Alexander, age 83 of Pickwick, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Baptist Medical Center East in Memphis, with his two sons at his side.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Ann Byrd Alexander; his parents, Brown and Bessie Alexander; and brothers Jack and Bobby Alexander.
He is survived by his sons, David Len Alexander of Savannah, and Paul Glenn Alexander and daughter-in-law Leanne Byrd Alexander of Bartlett, Tennessee, grandson Jacob Paul Alexander of Nashville, granddaughter Laura Alexander Moore and husband Grant Moore and great-grandsons Judah Grant Moore, Henry Jordan Moore and Crosby Jackson Moore of Bartlett, brothers Elton and Jimmy Alexander of Savannah, and sisters Mary Thacker of Ft. Meyers, Florida, Dorothy Jerrolds and Diana Alexander of Savannah.
Huey was born near Hayti, Missouri, on Aug. 5, 1936. His family returned to Hardin County where he was raised as a hard-working farm boy. He and Glenda were wed on Sept. 21, 1956, in Corinth, Mississippi. Paul was born to them on Dec. 10, 1957 and David on Dec. 20, 1962.
He left Savannah to pursue work in the auto industry in Flint, Michigan and Chicago Heights, Illinois near Hammond, Indiana. He returned home for Paul’s birth and the family moved with him to Hammond, later returning to Savannah, where he began employment at Wolfe Sales Company, fabricating and installing restaurant furniture and equipment.
At the encouragement of the late A.V. “Cotton” Mobley, Huey completed his GED and was hired in 1970 in the woodyard at Tennessee River Pulp and Paper, promoted later to oiler and then to millwright, where he spent the remainder of his career.
During his early work years, he became a Mason, achieving the 32nd degree Scottish Rite, a member of the Pickwick Shrine/Al Chymia Temple, where he was later honored as a 50-year member. He and Glenda were active members of Savannah Jaycees and Jaycettes.
Huey invested in the betterment of Hardin County as an auxiliary police officer and volunteer firefighter for the City of Savannah, a Constable and part-time deputy under two sheriffs, served 24 years as County Commissioner and helped form the Hardin County Fire Department. He and Glenda were among the founding shareholders of Hardin County Bank.
During his years at the Mill, he and family moved to a farm at Nixon and later to Pickwick, becoming one of the first residents in Points of Pickwick in 1995.
Huey retired in 1998 and he and Glenda enjoyed good years of lake life, making many lasting friends there who have stood close by them to this day. They especially enjoyed visits from Paul and Leanne and grandchildren, Jacob and Laura, treating them to boat and wave runner fun.
Huey was a member of East End United Methodist Church, Sharon Baptist Church, and most recently attended Sheltering Tree Ranch church services.
He was led to Christ by Dr. Jerry Spencer in 2006 and was baptized along with Glenda by their son, David.
He was a dedicated fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals and supported Sheltering Tree Ranch and Horse Creek Wildlife. A lifelong auto enthusiast, Huey and his antique cars were in Savannah Christmas Parades and won many car show awards.
After Glenda’s passing in 2015, he remained active and independent, continuing his work as Points of Pickwick facilities superintendent from which he recently retired.
Huey loved his sons and made great sacrifices to provide for their education and a good life. He took pride in the talents and accomplishments of his grandchildren and found humor and joy in his three great-grandsons.
During recent years, Huey and his friend, Joyce Pierce, enjoyed each other’s company in the season after the loss of their spouses. He lived courageously with chronic health issues, remaining a loyal neighbor and friend to many, maintaining his proud conservative Republican stance, his interest in local civic issues, and his devotion and concern for his family. And his unofficial baby girl (dog), Daisy Duke, were indeed beloved fixtures of hospitality to all who came their way.
Huey is remembered by family, friends, and neighbors as a dependable, generous, honest, youthful, dedicated, humorous and hard-working faithful man, unwavering in his convictions.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Huey should be made to Sheltering Tree Ranch, P.O. Box 1656, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Dave Boroughs, Paul Glenn Alexander, David Len Alexander and Jerry Spencer officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.