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Phil Alexander

Calvin Phillip Alexander, 59, of Clinton, Ky., formerly of Fulton, passed away at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Jackson-Purchase Medical Center.
Phil was born in Union City on May 17, 1962, to the late William Taft Alexander Sr. and Mildred Ruby Burton Alexander. He was a member of the Free Masons. Phil enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching westerns and doing yardwork.
He loved to barbecue on the grill and was known for his chicken and dumplings and chess pie. Phil was a trustee in training at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member of the church and men’s choir.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nadine Knox Alexander of Clinton; his two daughters, Franisha Joy of Fulton and Jenola Alexander of Paducah, Ky.; one son, Nevada Donald of Milwaukee; two sisters, Dimple Alexander (Michelle Szymanski) and Louella Alexander Johnson, both of Union City; two brothers, William Taft Alexander Jr. (Francine) of Martin and George Rose (Arlene) of Westmoreland; eight grandchildren, Jeniya Alexander, Jerrek Alexander, Ahmarius Alexander, Kingston Alexander, Artemius Joy, Tavarius Joy, Demarco Joy and Nasario Copper; five great-grandchildren, Artemius Joy Jr., Rilee Stanley, Kobe Warren, Judson Joy and J’Ariyon Joy; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Martha Ann Alexander and Janice Marie Alexander; and two brothers, Jerry Rose and Ricky Alexander.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Arlington, with the Rev. Anthony Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlea Cemetery in Fulton.
Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the funeral home.
You may leave a “Hug From Home,” a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Published 10.21.21

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