Calvin “Cal” Lee Alexander
Calvin “Cal” Lee Alexander, 81 of Litchfield Park, AZ passed away on December 1, 2017. Cal was born on October 30, 1936 in Nellyville, Missouri to Jess and Lottie Alexander. Cal was a member of the United States Army and served admirably in Eniwetok during the testing of nuclear bombs and is an Atomic Veteran. While stationed at Fort Lewis, WA he met the love of his life, Margaret Davis. They were married in Phoenix, AZ on December 11, 1958. This year they would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Cal retired from Airesearch/Allied Signal/Honeywell in 1989 after 32 years. He also received his college degree while working fulltime and raising his family. Cal loved the outdoors and was an accomplished hunter and fisherman. He loved playing his guitar and singing. Cal was a man of God and loved the Lord with all his being. He served as a Sunday school teacher, Youth Leader and was a member of the church board for many years. Next to God, Cal loved his family dearly and put them before himself always. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. Cal is survived by his wife, Margaret Alexander; his daughter, Rhea Wright (Bob); son, Ken Alexander (Cate); and daughter, Cindy Stingle (Darryl). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Amanda Thomason (Zach), Candace Fitzwater (Phillip), Jared Stingle, Kayla Alexander, Ashley Millan (Michael), Jessica Stingle, and Kyle Alexander; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Trenton Thomason, Alexia and Aubrey Fitzwater, Reece and Ryker Millan; brother, Alfred Alexander; sister, Josephine Abston and Violet Norris; brothers-in-law, Phil Adkins and Harold Davis; sister-in-law, Patricia Davis, and Christine Alexander; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Glen Alexander, and sisters, Eva Gray and Sharon Alexander. A visitation will be held at 10:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel 926 S. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Special thanks to Phil, Kathy, and Patricia for helping with his care. Appreciation to Mary, Callie and Elsie of Hospice of the Valley.