Thomas E. "Tom" Alexander, 74, of Cable, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Tom was born July 9, 1947 in Urbana, Ohio the son of the late Paul M. and Ellen Louise (Craig) Alexander. He graduated from Bell Center High School and in 1970, Tom graduate from Urbana University with a bachelor's degree in education. He started his career in Education as a Math & Science teacher at Benjamin Logan High School retiring after serving 30 years of service. He then went to the Champaign County Engineer's Office where he served as a surveyor technician for 13 years. Tom enjoyed the outdoors including fishing, hiking and yard work. He raised chickens as a hobby. Tom supported the activities that his children enjoyed especially, raising sheep and goats. He loved taking the grandchildren on tractor rides and fishing as well as sitting around the campfire with his family.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Evon Alexander; children, Becky (Randell) Taylor and Tommy (Miranda) Alexander; grandchildren, Peyton & Memphis Taylor and Kashen & Rees Alexander;
He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, James & Gary Alexander and Virginia (Norman) Martin; brother-in-law, Richard Groves & Bill Rose.
A celebration gathering will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in the FRESHAWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity or to the Cable Ball Park Fund, Wayne Township Park Committee, PO Box 45, Cable, Ohio 43009.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Mallory & Bobby Hutchins - Jan 23, 2022
Bobby and I are so very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was such a kind and caring man, and the greatest neighbor we could ever ask for. There has been countless times over the years where we've come out to Tom plowing the snow from our driveway, he was an absolute lifesaver so many times, which is just another testament to what a wonderful man he was. Bobby has such fond memories of being neighbors with you both for the last 25 years. We unfortunately just heard about his passing today, and we are both devastated. Cable feels so empty after losing such a valued member of our little community. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and if you ever need anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask. With all our love, the Hutchins family. ❤️
David Richards - Jan 14, 2022
Vonnie, I can't explain the thoughts that have gone through my head since my wife told me about Tom's passing. Initially I was shocked by the news, but as I began reflecting my sadness was surpassed by the memories of what a goofy, endearing jokester Tom was. I still have a file somewhere of some of the stuff he came up with work. He was one of a kind. Hugs and prayers for you and yours.
Juanita Brooks (Dixon) - Jan 13, 2022
Bonnie, I am so sorry at the passing of your husband. You have hadmuch to deal with lately. My prayers and thoughts are with you today. May the grace and peace of God be with you in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rita McCall - Jan 13, 2022
To Evon and family. You are certainly on our hearts and in our continued prayers. You have our deepest and most sincere sympathy in the passing of another loved one. God be very near to you and your family today and in the days to come.
Jereme Proudman - Jan 12, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.
Fred Kelsven - Jan 12, 2022
I’m very sorry for your loss. Lost track of Tom from the BCHS class of ‘65, but thought of him often.