Ronald James “Jamie” Alexander, 53, Nevada, went to his heavenly home surrounded by his family on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.  Jamie was born March 28, 1967 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Ronald E. Alexander and Shirley J. Beckman. He was united in marriage to Patti Pence on August 16, 1986, in Schell City, and she survives of the home.      

Jamie was raised in El Dorado Springs and graduated from high school there, Class of 1985. He attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and then moved to Nevada in 1991. Jamie spent 15 years working at Heartland Hospital in Nevada doing what he loved, working with kids. In 1996 he began coaching for the Nevada Football program which spanned 23 years. He worked for Brown Beverage for eight years and had worked at XPO Logistics from 2008 to present. In addition to coaching football, Jamie was very active in coaching his children and grandchildren in baseball and softball. He coached Nevada American Legion and had assisted his son, Jerrod, with Bronaugh High School baseball.  Jamie faced his illness with so much strength and a positive attitude and was always concerned with the wellbeing of others.

Survivors include his wife, Patti, of the home; three children – daughter, Shawna Eby  and her husband, Nathan of Nevada; son, Jerrod Alexander, and his wife, Katie, of Nevada; daughter, Andi Thomas, and her husband, Rusty, of Nevada; 11 grandchildren – Brinley, Briar, Bo, Brantley, Brax, Presly, Korbyn, Kanon, Paxtyn, Hudsyn and Ava; mother, Shirley J. Beckman, and her husband, Brent, Walker; brother, Bill Alexander and his wife, Alison, El Dorado Springs; sister, Tonya Hooper. and her husband, Alan, El Dorado Springs; step-mother, Patti Alexander, El Dorado Springs; stepbrothers, Darin Leonard Sr. and his wife, Susan, St. Louis, Brad Leonard and his wife, Amy, El Dorado Spring; mother and father in-law, Lloyd and Sandy Pence, Nevada;  several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Alexander.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Pastor Jeff Owen officiating.  Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City. The family received friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Coach “A” Memorial c/o Nevada High School R-5 Foundation.

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