Terry Keith "TK" Alexander

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Terry Keith "TK" Alexander

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

Terry Keith “T.K.” Alexander, 75, of Walterboro, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest, at his home, on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Born June 25, 1945 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of the late Clyde Spears Alexander and Mildred Regina Click Alexander.  He recently celebrated 45 years of marriage to Mrs. Janice Renee Harrelson Alexander, daughter of James Pershing “J.P.” Harrelson and Hazel Richardson Harrelson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children, grandchildren, and great - grandchildren: daughter Michelle Alexander (mother of Schuyler Still Andrulat with Josh Basak and Schuyler’s child, Abigail Skipper) of Walterboro; daughter Amy Alexander and her husband Emmanuel Leprettre (parents of Christian and James Logan Leprettre) of Charleston; daughter Catherine Alexander-Fanchette and David Michael Fanchette (parents of Chase, Nick and Sean Fanchette) of Walterboro; daughter Ashleigh Alexander Cook and Charles Shannon Cook (parents of Teddi Cook and Alexandria “Ali” Cook) of Walterboro; and daughter Natalie Alexander Wilson and Robert Michael Wilson (parents of Luke “L.T.” Driggers, Remme Driggers, Colyn Wilson, and Kaeleigh Wilson) of Walterboro. He is also survived by his brother and best friend Clyde Spears “Spooky” Alexander, Jr. and his wife Joyce Mims Alexander; their children Julie Alexander (John Hurst), David Alexander, and Robert Alexander (Jenny); his nephews Ed Alexander (Kendall) and Charles Alexander; and his brother-in-law James Pershing Harrelson, II and his son, Trey Harrelson. These nieces and nephews have many wonderful children that Uncle T.K. always enjoyed hearing about during visits and phone calls. 

He was preceded in death, not only by his parents, but his older brother and sister-in-law, Edward Click “Eddie” and Jeannette Alexander of Columbia, SC, as well as his first wife, Susan Anne Garner Alexander of Union, SC.

Born and raised in Spartanburg, Alexander received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University and following active duty in Vietnam as a United States Army Second Lieutenant, earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina.

Alexander began his legal career with a law firm in Columbia and then into prosecuting. He then moved on to a private law firm in Aiken and worked part-time with the solicitor before becoming the prosecutor and training officer for the public safety department in Aiken. That service was followed by a year as a federal public defender. In 1980, he moved to Walterboro and went into private practice with his father-in-law, J.P. Harrelson. In 1992, Alexander returned to prosecuting criminal cases as a Colleton County solicitor and then became the deputy solicitor over Allendale, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper Counties. In his final years of service in law, he served as the administrative solicitor of Colleton County. 

Alexander was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and its choir. He was a member of the Walterboro Elks Lodge, and served in many roles in his membership. Alexander was an avid fisherman and loved nothing more than to sit quietly and cast his line. He was a known thespian and enjoyed acting in community plays. 

He often referred to himself as a “word merchant”.  He loved to communicate through his many talents, painting a vivid picture of life, not only with his words,  but as an artist with pencil, paint and even carpentry. His love of planning and implementing projects with and for his brothers, wife, daughters, and friends brought great joy to his life and the lives of others. These are just a few things that made him, not only successful in life as an attorney, but as a brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He expressed love with hugs, acts of service, his words, his art, his time and,most importantly, with his heart.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Veterans Victory House, The Alzheimer's Association, or the Epworth Children's Home.  Funeral services will be held privately.  Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home of Walterboro is in charge of arrangements. 

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