Leak Memory Chapel


Richard Donovan Alexander

October 31, 1930May 10, 2021

Richard Donovan Alexander, 90, of Montgomery died Monday, May 10 after an extended illness.

A song director at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church in Tuskegee in his early years, Richard retired after 25 years from Colonial Bread Company where he was known by all his customers on his downtown route as the “singing bread man.” A true songster at heart, he often sang and whistled his day away while driving or doing his daily chores. A Navy veteran, he became a lifelong member of Eastmont Baptist Church after moving to Montgomery in 1969.

Born October 31, 1930 in Tallassee, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Cooper, and his daughter, Deborah Collinsworth. He is survived by two children, Donna Marie Alexander of Montgomery and Richard Donovan Alexander, Jr. (Susan) of Prattville, and two grandchildren, Angela Gail (Ron) Williamson of Montgomery and Earl O’Neal of Dothan.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 14 at Leak Memory Chapel from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. followed by a graveside service in Greenwood Serenity Gardens, Brother Mike Northcutt presiding. Pallbearers will be Steve Strickland, Jim Meacham, Fred Lawrence, Lamar Dykes, Darry Johnston, Craig Ford.


  • In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109.


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 14, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 14, 2021


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Patricia Spivey

May 17, 2021

I remember him well, also his son Richard Jr.
Worked with them at Colonial Bread for 16 yrs.
Super nice.

Jimmy Wilson

May 15, 2021

Hey Donna,

I was sad to hear that your dad passed away. He was a good man. and was well thought of.

When I played ball at Tuskegee High School, and Macon Academy, he was there every Friday night to pull the chains! He loved it!

We called him "The Old Pro"! 😄. He always had a smile, a laugh, and a funny story to share.

I remember well that he drove the Colonial Bread Truck for many years and stopped at our store "The Right Spot" and Macon Motel everyday, I always looked forward to his coming each day!

May the "Good Lord" give you and the family peace .
And please know that you will see him again one day!

Jimmy Wilson