Alexander Wayne "Alex" Missildine (11/14/1996 - 10/1/2017)

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Services for Specialist Alexander Wayne Missildine, 20, of Tyler, Texas will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel with Reverend Dustin Slaton officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Specialist Alexander Wayne Missildine passed into Our Heavenly Father's arms on October 1, 2017. Alex was killed in action while serving on active duty for the United States Army in Iraq. Alex was born on December 14, 1996 in Tyler, Texas.

Alex began building his skills in leadership and logistics in the Robert E. Lee High School band. It was there he gained lifelong friends and mentors. They have all truly stepped up and shown their continued love and support, even in his passing. Alex dreamed and never wavered from serving as a soldier for our great nation. In the span of a little over two years, he reached the rank of specialist as a motor transport operator. He loved his job, the challenges the military presented, and the opportunities he received while serving our great nation. Alex died with honor as a hero, the one his family and friends had known him to be all of his life.

Alex is survived by his parents, his father Michael and Jodie Missildine, and his mother, Robin and Rusty Goodwin. He is also survived by three adoring sisters: Bailey Goodwin, Sarah Boysel, and Tara Whittenburg. Alex is survived by two devoted brothers, Reagan Goodwin and Byron Crawford. Surviving grandparents include Marsha Ross, Bob and Florence Ross, Betty Goodwin, Gary and Liz Missildine, Jackie Gentry and Frank Alewine. Lots of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, battle buddies, as well as brothers in arms who remain on Earth in testimony of Alex's love.

Important to Alex, he was preceded in death by his Pepa, Ray Ross, his Papaw, Ronnie Goodwin, and a cousin he loved as a brother, Dylan Alvarado.

In lieu of flowers, please help us to honor and remember the military personnel like Alex and help his family and other families like theirs by making memorial donations to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, PO Box 1337, Midlothian, Texas 76065, 844-336-2533,; The Mission 22 for Prevention of Veteran Suicide at; Snowball Express, 611 S. main Street Suite 400, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 817-410-4673,

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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Oct. 15, 2017
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