The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 27, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 28, 2013

James Walter ‘Jimmy’ Alexander II

James Walter “Jimmy” Alexander II, 66, of Oak Hill, died March 22, 2013, at his home.

Born April 15, 1946, at Oak Hill, he was the son of the late James Walter and Anne Deaner Alexander.

Jimmy was a 1964 graduate of Collins High School in Oak Hill and member of the OHH/CHS Alumni Association, past member of the board of directors and contributor to the Reunion Log with his writings about Oak Hill. A talented artist, it was well known that if you needed a sign or a document lettered or drawn, Jimmy was the one to ask.

He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was employed as a funeral director and embalmer for Tyree Funeral Home, Inc., where he had been manager since 1983. He was a member of the WV Funeral Directors Association.

Jimmy was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church and attended the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

He was a member and past Master of the Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. and A.M.; member of Sewell Chapter No. 24 R.A.M.; Mount Hope Commandery No. 22 K.T. and past Patron for Oak Hill O.E.S. No. 107.

Surviving: his wife, Kathy Lynn Portman Alexander; son, Robert Joseph Alexander of Oak Hill; a daughter, Michelle Dawn Alexander of Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Irene Neely of Oak Hill; a grandson, Shawn Alexander; an aunt, Grace Carter; a nephew, and several nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with Rev. David Sneed and Pastor Dave Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Oak Hill, with Masonic graveside rites by Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. and A.M.

Visitation was held at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill on March 27.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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