Clay Alexander

February 25, 1961 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 61)

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Lawrence “Clay” Alexander, age 61 of Tot Dellinger Road, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at his residence. He was born February 25, 1961, son to the late Ronald Lee and Selena Elizabeth Leonhardt Alexander.  Clay was member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He was a 1979 Graduate of Cherryville High School where he played football, basketball, and baseball.  He then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Gardner Webb where he had continued his sports career with football and baseball.  Clay went on to teach and coach at North Gaston High School and W.C. Friday Junior High in the late 80’s.  He was retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement.    

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Kent Alexander.

He is survived by his loving wife, Myra Neill Alexander; sister, Leanne Alexander Brady and husband, David of Pinehurst; nephews, Alexander and Anderson Brady; and his beloved furbaby, Bandit.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 8, 2022 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Rusty Stroupe officiating. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

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April 8, 2022

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service (Cherryville)

Memorial Service
April 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Carpenter - Porter Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service (Cherryville)

Interment following funeral service
April 8, 2022

St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery
310 W Church St.
Cherryville, NC 28021

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