"Max" Alexander, Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy - Retired

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"Max" Alexander, Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy - Retired, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the U. A. B. Medical Center in Birmingham. A Calhoun County native and a graduate of Oxford High School, Mr. Alexander enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1961. He was initially assigned to the Quartermaster Corps while stationed in Vietnam but served most of his Navy career in the submarine service. Later on, Mr. Alexander was assigned to Headquarters, U. S. Navy, in Washington D. C. where he was chosen by President George H. W. Bush to serve as Presidential Aide. During his 32-year Naval career, Mr. Alexander rose through the enlisted ranks, became a warrant officer and was ultimately commissioned and retired in 1993 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After retiring, he first lived in Orlando, Fla., then in Clay County for several years and finally settled in Oxford in 2009. Mr. Alexander is survived by his wife of 40 years, Laurie Alexander, of Oxford; three sons; three step-children; one sister, Linda Gayle Seidner, of Talladega and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace Milton Alexander and Annie Elizabeth Lewis Alexander, and one brother, Charles Milton "Old Man" Alexander. No public service is planned at this time. Send online condolences to benefieldfuneralhome.com. Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 28, 2017
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