Robert Alexander Jr.

  • "May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of..."
  • "Rob and Susan and families: We just returned from Arizona..."
    - Fred and Sharon Pavey
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    - Harry Simpson
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    - Dona & John Beck

Alexander, Robert Y. Jr. "Bob," (age 97), retired lumberman, passed away May 4, 2014, in Wichita, KS. Bob was born June 15, 1916, in Burkburnett, TX to Robert Sr. and Beulah (Moyle) Alexander and moved to Wichita as a youth. His father founded Alexander Lumber Company at 2055 N. Broadway when Bob was in grade school, and Bob eventually worked alongside his older brother in the family business until his retirement in 1986 when the company was closed. Following graduation from Wichita East High in 1935, Bob attended Wichita University on a football scholarship and met his future wife, Kathleen "Kay" Ash in an art class. He served in the Army for 18 months during WWII as a military policeman at a vital military installation in Hanford, WA. Bob and Kay were married almost 60 years at the time of her death in 1996. Bob was preceded in death by his brother, Moyle; and sisters, Helen McCluggage Ryan, and Roberta Hyndman. He is survived by daughter, Susan (Ray) Fritzemeyer of Wichita; and son, Robert "Rob" (Judy) Alexander III of Littleton, CO; as well as six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration of his life and resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2258 N. Marigold, Wichita, KS 67204. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in Bob's name with the church and the , 1820 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family, go to

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Cochran Mortuary & Crematory - Wichita
1411 N. Broadway  Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 262-4422
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Wichita Eagle from May 7 to May 9, 2014
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