John Ray was born to John Freeman Alexander and Rosiel Felix on October 4, 1938 in Upton Texas.
John worked for Rainhart Company as a machinist for 38 years. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church until he health failed.
John is proceeded in death by his father and mother, John Freeman Alexander and Rosiel Felix, three brothers Daniel Ray, Joe Louis, and Melvin McMurray, two sisters Annie Mae Taylor and Bennie Ruth Patridge.
John leaves to cherish his memory wife, Shirley Alexander; three daughters Virginia Darby (Wilbert), Stace Alexander, and Shelia Alexander; one son Freeman John Alexander of Austin, Texas; twi sisters Addie Bea Rogers of Upton, Texas, Almae Smiley of Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.