Alexander Benjamin Neis, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend was born March 12, 1990 and entered the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ on October 13, 2019.
From an early age Alex’s smile and laughter brought joy to those around him. His grandfather McBoyle even nicknamed him “Hap”. Alex accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at an early age. At the age of 7, Alex was the one who told his sister, Anna, that for Jesus to live in her heart, she needed to ask Him, which led her to make the same decision.
Growing up, Alex loved his family, playing with his cousins and neighbor kids, and anything outdoors. His kind heart and sense of humor was already evident. He loved skating, hockey, shooting sports, and all of the opportunities a country kid can enjoy.
At an early age, Alex loved to read, even reading chapter books in the 1st grade, and this gift helped him memorize many Bible verses in Awana. Alex’s education included being homeschooled through the 4th grade and then Wellsville Schools, graduating in 2008. He pursued higher education at Emporia State University, graduating in 2014 with a BS in Business Communication. Throughout high school and college, the friendships made along with playing football and rugby, were the highlights of the journey. Alex’s friendships were a priority to him and he was loved by many.
In spite of his own struggles, Alex brought so much joy to life and cared so deeply for others. He would give his last dollar to a stranger, stop and change a tire, give rides and warm clothes to those hitchhiking to a new life, and offer food and shelter to those in need. His life was often impacted greatly by those he helped.
Those who were blessed to know Alex, will carry him in their lives and hearts forever. As his sister said, “HE LIVED!”
He is survived by his parents, Gregg and Laurel (McBoyle) Neis, beloved sister Anna Neis, Grandmother Ginny Neis, and a wonderful extended family.
Visitation is at Wilson Funeral Home in Wellsville from 6-8pm Friday, October 18th.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 19th at 11 am at the Wellsville Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to HopeCity KC, or Salvation Army Adult Recovery Center KC