Aubry Gene Alexander Sr., 84, resident of Eutawville SC, passed away September 2, 2015 after an extended illness in Charleston. Funeral services will be held at Corinth Baptist Church, 1910 Camden Rd., Holly Hill, SC, on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2 p.m. and burial following in Eutawville Cemetery with Masonic funeral rites. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the service, starting at 1 pm. Gene was born August 6, 1931 in Dayton TX, ninth of ten children of Jack Raymond Alexander and Mamie Allie Carter Alexander. Gene was the son of a farmer and carpenter, and grew up in the small towns and rural areas outside Houston, a descendant of people who settled Texas in the early 1800s after pushing west from Virginia and the Carolinas. He attended Rice University in Houston and later joined the US Navy, serving on a minesweeper during the Korean War. He was stationed in Charleston, where he married and raised three sons. A machinist by trade, he was a tool and die maker at the Charleston Naval Shipyard in shops 31 and 06. Gene rose to the position of supervisor, and under his direction, shop 06 won several awards for safety. He was a Master Mason and a member of Mariner Lodge #2. He retired to Eutawville about 20 years ago to pursue his love of hunting and fishing. He is survived by a sister, Allene A. Garrison of Mason TX; two sons, Aubry G. (Joanne) Alexander II of Charleston SC and William Raymond Alexander of Cornelia GA; five grandchildren, Mary M. Alexander of Athens GA, Kevin M. Alexander of Athens GA, Sara A. Underwood of Demorest GA, Joel P. (Ashley) Alexander of Clarkesville GA, and Wade C. Alexander of Charleston SC; and four great-grandchildren, Skye Underwood, Felicity Underwood, Kara Alexander, and Evie Alexander. A son, Donald L. Alexander, predeceased him. Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, PO Box 69, Vance, SC 29163.