William ‘Bill’ Alexander

Oct 24, 2012

1924 — 2012

GREENSBORO — William Nelson “Bill” Alexander, 88, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born in Canton, Aug. 12, 1924 to James Marvin Alexander and Thelma Smathers Alexander.  He graduated from Canton High School and was a student at Oak Ridge Military Academy.  He was part of the “Greatest Generation,” and served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in France for three years in the 399th Regiment, 100th Infantry.  He was wounded twice.  He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.  Bill was a graduate of Bolling Green University in Bolling Green, Kentucky.  He served for 40 years as a purchasing agent for Daniel Construction Company.  He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Bill, a member of the YMCA, and worked out every day, Monday through Friday since 1987.

He is survived by his son, Fort Alexander, of Chesapeake, Virginia; and brother, Jerry Alexander, of Los Angeles, California.  He was preceded in death by his son, James Carl Alexander.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery, 316 Witty Road, Summerfield, conducted by the Rev. James Raines.

Memorials may be made to the Jim Alexander Memorial Scholarship by sending a check payable to the ROC Foundation; 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro, NC  27025

Online condolences may be offered at www.forbisanddick.com.