Alexander “Alex” Ryan Winer, age 23 of Cordova, TN passed away January 22, 2024. Alex is a graduate of Page High School in Franklin, TN where he participated on the Wrestling and Lacrosse Teams. Following graduation, Alex attended Columbia State Community College where he earned his EMT, AEMT and National Registry certificates after which he worked private ambulance service and spent most of his free time as a volunteer firefighter at Nolensville Fire Department. He attended Murfreesboro Fire Academy and then received a call from Memphis Fire Department. He was very proud to wear the MFD uniform.
Alex was not merely a firefighter; he was a beacon of strength, friendship, compassion, and he cherished his family above all else. His commitment to service went beyond the call of duty. His passion for life was contagious and he had an uncanny ability to bring a smile to the faces of everyone he met. His love for the outdoors and his mischievous pranks added an extra layer of joy to the lives of those around him. He could play a song on the guitar after hearing it only a few times. A prolific tinkerer, he enjoyed “fixing” things. If you’re missing any tools, they’re probably still in his tool box. He loved fishing, even in questionable places. But as Alex would say “the fishin’ is just too good!” But his favorite hobby, and the one he was best at, was being with friends.
Alex was a loving son, a cherished brother, and a loyal friend to many. His infectious laughter could light up the darkest room, and his warm spirit made an everlasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to know him. Alex was selflessly devoted to serving and protecting the communities of Williamson County and Memphis, TN. He was a mentor, a friend, and a brother to those who stood along side him in service. His dedication to ensuring the safety of others was unwavering, and the lasting impact he made on the lives of those he touched is immeasurable.
Alex’s memory will forever be etched in the hearts of those he served alongside and the countless lives he touched. As we say our goodbyes, let us not mourn the loss of Alex, but celebrate the incredible life he lived. Let his legacy inspire us to be better, to serve with dedication, and to cherish the bonds we share.
Alex is preceded in death by his father, Pete Winer; grandfather, Ralph Winer; grandmother, Elizabeth Jones. Alex is survived by his mother, Jamie Jones-Winer; step-father, Randy Hughes both of Brentwood, TN; brothers, Jacob Winer of Nashville, TN, Ben Winer, Cole Winer and Steven Hughes all of Franklin, TN; sister, Kristy (Blake) Simoneaux of Spring Hill, TN; nephew, Wyatt Heavrin; grandmother, Marilyn Winer of Del Ray Beach, FL and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00PM Tuesday, January 30, 2024 with visitation two hours prior to the service at Thompson Station Church. Pastor Brandon Billups will officiate. Honorary Pall Bearers are: Driver Caleb Webster Knight, Private Rhomes Andrew Sessums Aur, Private Peter Choukalas, Lieutenant Brandon Allen of Memphis Fire Department; Firefighter/EMT Andre Rufino Vieira of Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue, Engine 17, and the entire Memphis Fire Department. WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)