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Charles (Jerry) Alexander

Charles (Jerry) Alexander

Mr. Charles (Jerry) Alexander, 79, of Shellman Bluff, passed away Saturday, August 26th, 2023, at the Golden Isles Hospice in Brunswick Georgia, after a brief Illness.

He was a resident of McIntosh County for 40 years and served as a church elder and a member of the Building and Grounds Committee of the First Presbyterian Church of Darien for six years.

A dedicated family man, he had many accomplishments and adventures. Most notable is his service with the Navy UDT and SEAL Teams. He was a master carpenter and a seasoned sailor, as well as a graduate from the Santa Fe Community College of Gainesville, Florida. He enjoyed diving and fishing, and later singing with the church choir. Never short with a good practical joke and a pat on the back, he has touched many lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie B. Alexander and Johnnie Alexander; three sisters, Joan Jones (Danny), Peggy Cook (Tony), Margaret Harris (Henry); nephew, Joseph Jones (Brenda); and grandson, Michael Adkins.

Survived by his wife of 59 years, Onie O. Alexander; two daughters, Ms Julie Adkins (David) of Hinton, W.V., and Ms Jennifer Meinert (Greg) of Pittsburgh Penn; four grandchildren, Samantha Dobbs, Logan Yawn, Casey Meinert and Tanner Meinert; three great-grandchildren, Alex Dobbs, Ivy Dobbs and Asuna Meinert.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church of Darien at 11 a.m. The burial will be at the Shellman Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery, with dinner following the burial at Shellman Baptist Church fellowship hall

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