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Jerry Lee Alexander, 65, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Jerry Lee Alexander was born August 25, 1948, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Edward Leon and Faye Alexander. When he was a child, the family moved to Texas, living in Harlingen, Uvalde, Temple, and Fort Worth. Jerry graduated from Temple High School in 1966, where he excelled in academics and sports. He attended Temple Junior College for two years on a tennis scholarship and won numerous tournaments and championships. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas.
While living in Houston Jerry worked for Braniff Airlines, serving as travel coordinator for the Houston Oilers and other organizations. He relocated to Fort Worth in 1983 and began a successful career in commercial real estate, specializing in industrial real estate.
As a Senior Principal and Broker for Transwestern, he was involved in over 800 transactions with a value of over $600,000,000, and representing clients in leasing, purchases, build-to-suits, consulting and logistics operations throughout the US and Mexico. In 1991, Jerry was awarded the Charles D. Tandy Award for Commercial Real Estate.
Jerry was active in numerous organizations including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR); the Texas Association of Realtors; the National Association of Realtors; North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors as Director; CoStar Power Broker Dallas Business Journal Heavy Hitter; NAI Global Elite as a Top Producer; Goodwill Industries; and others.
Jerry was very involved with the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors and was installed as President in 1996. He also served on the board of Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth where he loved to play golf. In 2005, following a life-threatening illness, Jerry won the coveted Ridglea 400 Tournament.
In 1996, Jerry married "the love of his life" Katie, becoming a step-dad to Ben, Elizabeth, and Becka. He loved to hunt, fish, and play golf! He once surprised his father with an autographed Dallas Cowboys' jersey from Jason Witten. Jerry loved his family and friends; he and Katie have hosted an annual Thanksgiving Feast for 35-40 people. Some of the greatest companions in his life were his dogs Sadie, Marley, Rowdy, and Ted, as well as his beloved kitties Rascal Boy and Polie.
Jerry died on Monday, September 16, leaving countless people who loved him and will continue to give thanks to God for his life and love.
Jerry is survived by his parents Edward Leon and Faye Alexander; his wife, the Reverend Katie Alexander; son, Benjamin Annunziato; daughters, Elizabeth Annunziato and Rebecca Annunziato and her fiancé, Andrew Luig; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah Alexander Nash and husband, Charles; brother and sister-in-law, David and Cheryl Alexander; mother-in-law, Thelma Gill; brother-in-law, Barton Gill; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Gregory Wykoff; sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Tom Perrin; sister-in-law, Amanda Gill Adams; nephews, Brandon Alexander, Cole McMeen and his wife, Candice, Sam Holsapple, John Adams, Mark Adams; nieces, Madeline Alexander, Sarah Holsapple, Megan Gill; great-nephews, Hunter and Parker McMeen; God-children, Ashleigh and Frederick Hunkeler; and many cherished friends.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday at University Christian Church.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Aledo Vet Clinic in Aledo, Texas, the Humane Society, or a charity of choice.