Lloyd Raymond Alexander passed away peacefully at home on July 22 with his loving wife of 69 years holding his hand. He was 93 years old. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August 1 at 11:00 at Disciples Christian Church.
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Lloyd was born May 12, 1921 to Vera Kinikin and Charles (Charlie) Burton Alexander in Jennings, OK. His early childhood was spent in Shidler, OK and the family moved to Garber, OK when was in junior high. It was there he met his beloved "Junie" (June Alton). He graduated from Garber High School and proceeded on to the University of Oklahoma where he received his BS degree in chemical engineering.
June and Lloyd were together during their college years and were married October 22, 1944 in the midst of Lloyd's service to his country during WWII. Lloyd spent most of his Army career in Italy and was honorably discharged as the rank of Captain.
After military service, Lloyd became an employee of Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville where he worked for 38 years. He retired in 1985 as Director of Quality Assurance. Lloyd believed that staying active after retirement was the secret to a long life. He volunteered in local service organizations and as a board member of the Green Country Free Clinic. He was a proud member of the Jane Phillips Auxiliary, installing lifelines and serving as the State Auxiliary Leader for the Oklahoma Hospital Association. In Tulsa, he was a board member of Disciples Village and a board vice president of Inverness Village. Lloyd also served as an advisor to the Joint Committee of National Sanitation Foundation in Ann Arbor, MI.
The Alexanders were charter members of Disciples Christian Church and Lloyd was active as an elder and youth group sponsor. At the state level, he was Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma. He also served on the General Board of the Christian Church in the United States and Canada.
Lloyd is survived by his wife June, his daughter Carol Alexander Kovin (Craig) of Tulsa, his granddaughter Rebecca Kovin Morris (Wes) of Tulsa, grandson Daniel Alexander Kovin (Brianna) of Norman, and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lloyd's memory may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from July 31 to Aug. 30, 2014