William L. Alexander (1930 - 2017)

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William L. Alexander, 87, returned home to the Lord on Oct. 26, 2017, with his loved ones by his bedside at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. William was born to William Alexander and Audrey Imogene Lee at Mountainside Hospital in New Jersey. From high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, during which time he served in both the Vietnam and Korean wars. After 25 years and 18 days of service, he retired from active duty, then went on to work as civil service for another 20 years. On Feb. 24, 1966, he married Mamie Marie (Fields) Alexander who, after 48 years of marriage, preceded him in returning home to the Lord.
William was a member of the Masonic lodge, Mt. McKinley Lodge #2. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion, in which he enjoyed serving in the community. He was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed hunting, four-wheeling, camping and all things to do with taking in the beauty of "God's country" (Alaska). William was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, uncle and brother, who was loved and respected by many. William was a humble, good natured man who was known to go out of his way for others. His infectious smile instantly warmed your heart. To know him was most definitely to love him.
He is also preceded in going home by his parents; grandmother, Miss Isreal; aunt, Mary Porter; sister, Bernice Alexander-Nelson; and younger brother, David. Surviving him are his children, Michael L., Brandi J., Toscha N. and Duane Alexander, Sheran Alexander-Horne, Gigi Datson and Lisa David; his brother, Kodzo Dobosu; cousin, Clifford Porter; grandchildren, Cherilyn, William, Michael, Zena Alexander and Michael Heyward; as well as great-grandchildren and a host of other family, extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Chapel 1 on Elmendorf Air Force Base on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. and the service from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., then to Fort Richardson for the Military honor salute at 1 p.m. The celebration of life will be back at Chapel 1 at 2 p.m. If possible, please wear something blue or with blue in it, as that was his favorite color.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 1, 2017
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