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John Alkire, Sr.

April 6, 1946 — January 24, 2022

John Dale Alkire Sr., age 75 of Clarksville, TN, was carried into the presence of his Savior on Jan 24, 2022. John was born in the spring of 1946 in Hollywood, California to his parents Harry and Margie Alkire. He was the second oldest of six children. After graduating from Kent Meridian High School in Kent Washington, he attended New Tribes Bible School where he met his wife, Marian Jean Erikson “Jeanie”. God gifted them 56 years of marriage together along with four children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

John’s happiest years were when he served as a tribal church planter with New Tribes Mission in South America. He loved learning language, culture and teaching people about God’s love for them.
John and Jeanie later served at the New Tribes Training center in Camdenton, Mo. preparing others to do what they had once done, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the most remote areas of the world!

In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his eldest son, John Dale Alkire Jr. and  younger sister, Sharon Coleman

Along with his wife, John is survived by his children: Rebecca (Sean) Tigart, Daniel, (Sarah) Alkire, and Andrew (Katrina) Alkire; siblings: Danne Montague King, Nancy Barber, Bruce Alkire, and Rachel Alkire; grandchildren: Tyrel, Trent, Andriana, Shawna, Josiah, Cody, Ryleigh, and Kayela; and great-grandchildren, Elliana and Einsley.

John’s Family would be deeply honored  if you could join them as they come together to celebrate his life on February 5, 2022 at

Hilldale Baptist Church
2001 Madison St.,
Clarksville TN 37043

A visitation will be held from 9:30am to 11:00am
With the Memorial Service to follow at 11am

Livestream the service at

There will be a dinner served following the Memorial Service for family, close friends and out of town guests.

In Lieu of flowers the family has set up a memorial fund in Honer of John Alkire through Ethnos 360. (Formally known as New Tribes Mission)
Funds gifted will be used to provide much needed help for the remote people group John and Jeanie helped to reach with the Gospel. The family has specifically requested that the funds are used for discipleship, Bible lessons, and the purchase of such things as School materials, medical supplies, garden tools and seed, matches, salt, sharpening stones, and so much more.

Checks can be made out to:  Ethnos 360
With John Alkire Memorial Fund written in the memo line then mailed to:

Ethnos 360
312 West First Street,
Sanford, FL. 32771

Or if you choose to give by phone:
Ethnos 36O Finance Office: 407-547-2345

Thank you for helping John’s family continue to reach these Precious people with the Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

Please visit John's guestbook at and share a memory with the family.

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