Phillip Wayne Alexander

April 26, 1931August 6, 2018

Phillip Wayne Alexander, 87, of Tuscaloosa who was known as Wayne to most of his friends and acquaintances, passed away on August 6. Visitation will be August 9th, Thursday evening, from 6-8PM at Memory Chapel. Memorial services will be held on Friday August 10th, the first in Tuscaloosa at Memory Chapel, at 10AM and a second service at 2PM in Brilliant at the Church of Christ with burial to follow at Brilliant Memorial Cemetery. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Will and Julie Alexander, and his sisters Retha Threadgill, Willodean Franks and Reda Gay Vickery. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Modene Key Alexander, his brother and his wife, Bob and Reba Alexander, his son and his wife, Randall and Kathy Davis Alexander, his daughter and her husband, Sheila and Jim Fair, six grandchildren, Amber Effner, April Alexander, Amy Alexander, Tiffany Kilpatrick, Tyler Fair and Lindsey Fair, and four great-grandchildren, Kaylan Effner, Kirsten Effner, Mason Kilpatrick and Molly Kilpatrick. Wayne grew up in Brilliant, Alabama where he met and married Modene Key. He spend four years in the Army and was stationed at Panama Canal Zone. Then he worked in Detroit, Michigan where both his children were born before moving to Tuscaloosa where he has lived for 60 years. In Tuscaloosa he owned a service station, worked at Bryce’s Hospital, worked at the VA hospital for 30 years where he also served as union president. He also drove a school bus for Tuscaloosa schools for over 20 years before retiring 5 years ago. An avid Crimson Tide fan, he worked the University of Alabama football and basketball games for many years. Wayne has been an active member of the University Church of Christ for more than two decades. He coached Little League, Babe Ruth League and Pony League baseball for 9 years. Wayne spent many mornings walking with friends at the University Mall. He had a great sense of humor. He will be missed and remembered fondly by those who knew him.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Burial Friday, August 10, 2018

Phillip Wayne Alexander

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Angie Vickery Henderson

August 9, 2018

I remember my sweet Uncle's​ great enthusiasm for our family get togethers! He and Aunt Modene, were dedicated to keeping us all as close as possible. Always going out of his way to make sure there was enough food for All and that All were enjoying themselves. He always said a beautiful prayer over our meal. He was so good to my Mom, his sister, to All of us. Love you Uncle Wayne, see you on that glad Reunion Day.

Carol Tomson

August 9, 2018

I remember meeting Wayne twice. 1st time when he traveled out here to CA with Family and again when I traveled out to AL with Family. I remember his humor and contagious laugh. My Love goes out to my cousin Modine and their Families 💔💖