Esmer Alexander, age 91, of Somerset, passed from this life on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Jean Waddle Hospice Care Center. 

Esmer was born on September 30, 1924, in Berea, Kentucky, son of the late George and Eva Parker Alexander.  He was a World War II United States Army Veteran.  Esmer was a 55 year member of the Masons and holder of 32nd Degree.  He enjoyed family and telling stories from his childhood.  He enjoyed yard work, gardening and fishing.  Esmer was a member of Slate Branch Baptist Church. 

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ann Marie Alexander; their son, Dan (and Carolyn) Alexander, of Knoxville; their daughters, Sue Mauller, of Somerset, and Jean (and Jack) Clark, of Ludington, Michigan; his brother Earl (and Margie) Alexander, of Lebanon, Ohio; his sister, Bonnie Cooper, of Mason, Ohio; his sister-in-law, Margaret Hurst, of Lexington; five grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many friends, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents; three brothers; seven sisters; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 20, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.

The funeral service will follow the visitation at 4:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Bill Dawson officiating.

Interment will be in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens, in Lexington, on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. 

The Alexander Family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice of Lake Cumberland for their care, kindness and comfort.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503. 

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.