Waitman Earl Alexander (1919 - 2014) Waitman "Al" Alexander, a United States veteran and resident of Melbourne, FL passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on March 12, 2014.
His adored wife of 72 years, Frances "Pearl" Alexander was with him during his final moments at the Indian River Center. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Charlotte (Weir) Alexander on August 15, 1919. He proudly represented his country in both military and government service. Al joined the United States Army Air Corps in 1937 and served During WWII and the Korean Conflict as an aircraft mechanic and then a Bombardier on the B-17 and B-29 bombers.
He is survived by his wife Pearl and their five children, Nancy Oates (Nathaniel) of Covington, GA; Barbara Alexander of Toledo, OR; Waitman Alexander, Jr. (Kathleen) of Melbourne, FL; Thomas Alexander (Carol) of Stone Mountain, GA; and F. Timothy Alexander of Monticello, GA; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He leaves two sisters, Marion Stroud of St. Petersburg, FL and Shirley Sharp of Phoenix, AZ. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Joseph, Richard, and Jack Alexander.
A mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Viera, FL. A donation in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fisher House - Helping Military Families in his memory.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 29, 2014