POQUOSON - Belton T. McAlexander, Jr., 87, died Friday, March 15, 2013 peacefully at home. He was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, growing up in Hilton Village. He retired as a Machinist/Engineering Techincian for NASA after 30 years of service and a WWII Navy Veteran aircraft mechanic. BT never knew a stranger. He was a very talented mechanic. He built engines for race cars and hydroplane boats. He recently finished restoring an old Harley Knucklehead. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years Ann McAlexander. Survivors include 3 children Jan Hayes and husband John of Poquoson, John McAlexander and wife Lynn of Fredericksburg, Margaret Hawley and husband Rick of New Port Richey, Fla. and sister-in-law Margaret Withrow of Fresno, Calif. Grandchildren, Matthew, Kathryn, and Erin Hayes, Michael and Lauren McAlexander and Stefanie and Annie Hawley. Great-Grandchildren, Amaya McAlexander, Emma Jean Lynghol, and a great-grandson on the way. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the funeral home with burial following at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Riverside Guardian Angel Honor a Caregiver Foundation. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 18, 2013