Wayne Alexander, 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at his residence in Eucha, with his family by his bedside.

He was born on Feb. 11, 1937, in Colbert, to Homer Davis Alexander and Lucille Bernice Crabtree-Alexander.

Wayne was the owner and operator of Alexander Pools who spent decades of his life building pools for families to enjoy.

He was also in the cattle business, going to cattle sales and taking his grandchildren with him to purchase cattle.

He had a caring heart and would give his processed cattle meat to others.

Along with a very compassionate, loving, genuine, big and giving heart, he loved getting in a “good” nap after a hard day of work.

One of his joy in life was going to the Pit Stop (Trading Post) and visit with his friends.

He loved having family dinners while spending time with all his family. Wayne always stayed in touch with them by calling or visiting his family and friends on a daily basis.

Wayne ministered to a lot of friends, family, and strangers sharing the Lord’s word to all of them. From pastoring at church, funerals, weddings to his friends and family.

Wayne also even shared one of his favorite verses on his truck, John 3:16. He was very passionate in his ministry and wanted to express the Lord’s word in any way he could to share with the world.

Over all he loved sitting on the front porch with the love of his life, his wife, Nell of 63 blessed years.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lucille.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanelle Alexander of the home; children: Homer Alexander of Eucha, Don Alexander and wife Becky of Gravette, Arkansas, Pricila Morgan and husband Kenny, and Laura Revas and husband Rodney, all of Jay; 15 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include his siblings: Dale Alexander, Duane Alexander and Anna Alexander; his best friend, puppy dog Denver; and a host of family and friends.

Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Yellow Tree Cemetery, Eucha, under the direction of Lawson's Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Shaunda J. Lawson Third Generation Owner/Funeral Director.