,CLEVELAND Russell Howard Alexander, 74, departed this life Sunday, Aug, 18, 2013. He was born in Woodbury, Tenn., to the late William and Maxine Alexander. Russell served in the United States Army and Air Force, and he attended Giles Creek Baptist Church in Smyrna, Tenn. He was also preceded in death by son, Jeff Alexander; and grandsons, Keifer Alexander and Lee Gentry.Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Phyllis Alexander, of Cleveland; children, Keith (Judy) Alexander, Kim (Robert) Jasper, both of Smyrna, Daniel Reed, of South Dakota, Elaine Reed, of California, Mike Alexander, of South Dakota, Patricia Reed, of Cleveland, Angela Alexander, of Nashville, Kevin Alexander, of Cleveland, Russell (Cindy) Alexander II, of South Dakota; sister-in-law, Barbara Alexander, of Chattanooga; siblings, Gail (Wayne) Coleman, of Chattanooga, Peggy (Jessie) Varner, of Georgia, Ronald Alexander, of Smyrna, Wade Alexander, of Georgia.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in the chapel with Rev. Terry Campbell officiating.Family will receive friends from 3 until 8 p.m. today and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery.Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.