Highland News Leader

William Alexander, 90

William A. “Bill” Alexander, 90, of Highland, formerly of Trenton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. A memorial Mass will follow the visitation on Saturday at the church.
William A. “Bill” Alexander, 90, of Highland, formerly of Trenton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. A memorial Mass will follow the visitation on Saturday at the church.

William A. “Bill” Alexander, 90, of Highland, formerly of Trenton, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. A memorial Mass will follow the visitation on Saturday at the church, with Father Joseph Rascher officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Trenton. Moss Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1925 in Blackjack to Herbert and Jeanette (Brefeld) Alexander. He married Verla Klein on June 28, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. She passed away on Feb. 24, 2009.

Mr. Alexander was a veteran of the United States Navy and later received his B.S. degree in accounting from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo. After many years, he retired as the owner-operator of Hi-Land Auto Parts in Highland. He enjoyed camping, and spending his winters golfing and residing in Florida.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, where he formerly served as the church accountant. He was a life member of the Trenton American Legion Post 778, Trenton VFW Post 7983 and Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932.

Surviving are his children, William R. “Bill’ (Marilyn) Alexander of Aviston, Brad Alexander of Port Orange, Fla., Barry (Karen) Alexander of Breese, Bart (Sherry) Alexander of Highland, and Barbara (Jim) Gifford of Highland; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Betty Alexander; a sister, Fern Robben; and a brother-in-law, Larry Robben.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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