OBITUARY

William Edward Alexander Jr.

December 5, 1921September 22, 2012
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William Edward Alexander, Jr., 90, of Viking Place, Greeneville, passed away Saturday evening, September 22, 2012 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

He retired from Duke Power Plant.

Mr. Alexander was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife: Gaynelle B. Alexander; two sons and daughters-in-law: William Edward Alexander III and Sheila of Greeneville and James and Jackie Alexander of Durham, North Carolina; grandchildren: Jennifer Gibson of Greeneville, Christy Ward and spouse Tony of Fall Branch; three great grandchildren: Abbye Grace Gibson, Benjamin and Henry Ward; brother and sister-in-law: Charles and Nancy Alexander of Morganton, North Carolina; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Betty and Pink Walker and Myrtle and Walter Wortman, all of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the son of the late William Edward and Flossie Hicks Alexander and was preceded in death by four brothers: Leroy, Boyd, Clyde and Clarence Alexander; and a sister: Ruth Alexander.

The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home preceding the Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Sara Emmerich will officiate. Interment will follow in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.

Dr. Mandeep Bakshi and staff and the nurses of ICU and 4th floor at Laughlin Memorial Hospital will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The Greene County Honor Guard and the U.S. Navy Military Honors Team will conduct a military graveside service.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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William Edward Alexander Jr.

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Pastor Doug Goforth

September 25, 2012

Our heart goes out to you and your family in this time of great loss. Charles Alexander's church (Asheville Street Baptist Church, Morganton, NC) send there sincere heartfelt condolences to you. We will be praying for you all.

Richard and Sandra Jordan

September 25, 2012

Gaynelle, Bill, Sheila and all the grandchildren. I am so sorry to here of Mr. Alexander's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With much love to you all.
Richard and Sandra Jordan.

Mike Albert

September 24, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

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