ALEXANDER, Carey Ross age 96, of Beavercreek, passed away March 6, 2018 at Pristine Senior Living, Beavercreek, OH.
He graduated from Wayne Township High School (Adams County, OH) in 1939.
Carey retired from WPAFB after 30+ years of service as an electronics technician.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Beavercreek; Xenia Lodge #49 Master Mason and Chaplain; DeMolay advisor; Scottish Rite; Dayton Amateur Radio Association [call letters - K8DOT], and was heavily involved with the annual Dayton Hamvention since 1952, missing only 2 conventions in 65 years. He was also a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association QCWA.
An energetic man with a thirst for knowledge and curiosity, he loved learning new things. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed gardening for many years. He loved riding motorcycles, especially his 1939 Harley Davidson he named “Ole Lil” that he owned during late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He and his wife drove it to Washington DC on Route 50 Soon after they married. He was an Amateur Radio operator (HAM) for over 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Nelle (Sutterfield) Alexander and his Aunt Bessie Morris, who raised him since he was a toddler.
Carey is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Ross) Alexander of 67 years; daughter Lisa (Kent) Williams, Hillsborough, NC; son Tim Alexander, Xenia, OH; son Andy (Wendy) Alexander, Maysville, NC; grandchildren Sean and Kelli Williams; Jacob Whetsell and Lauryn Alexander. He will missed by his many friends and relatives, near and far. Especially his neighbors Sue Salamon and Gary Vagedes across the street and fellow HAM Gert Schrick.
Family will greet friends from 9 am to 11 am, Monday, March 12, at Newcomer, Beavercreek Chapel, 3380 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH, 45432. A funeral service will be held the same day, same place at 11:00 am. Gary Favor, retired pastor of Faith Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Cherry Fork Cemetery, Cherry Fork, OH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield OH, USO - WPAFB United Services Organization or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.NewcomerDayton.com