Roy Alexander “Alex” Gaither, Jr., 65, of Harmony, passed away Thursday, November 6. 2014 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Iredell County on August 4, 1949 to the late Roy Alexander Gaither, Sr. and Mary Templeton Gaither, who survives. Roy Jr.'s line is Roy, Sr.; Alexander Milton; Noah Spurgeon; Milton; Zachariah; Benjamin III; John IV; John III; John II, and John Gater.
Alex attended Harmony School and North Iredell High School. On January 11, 1974, he married Jane O’Neal and they had over 40 years of marriage before his passing. He was a member of Clarksbury United Methodist Church and was self-employed as a farmer. He was a member of the V-Point Ruritan Club and enjoyed all outdoor activities especially if they were with his family.
Mr. Gaither is survived his wife, Jane O’Neal Gaither; a son, Zachariah Milton Gaither (Jennifer) of Hamptonville; a daughter, Melanie Chatham (Jason) of Harmony; his mother, Mary Templeton Gaither of Harmony; and grandchildren, Jake Gaither, Jessica Chatham, Cody Phillips, and Zach Gaither. He is further survived by two sisters, Frances G. Rupard of Harmony and Flora G. Jordan of Statesville; and a brother, Bradley Gaither of Statesville.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Clarksbury UMC, 924 E. Memorial Hwy, Harmony, NC 28634 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28677. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.