William Richard (Dick) Alexander, 98, of Athens, GA died on January 19, 2014.
Mr. Alexander, born on April 11, 1915, was the son of the late William Richard Alexander, Sr. and Nora Clinkscales Alexander of Blakely, GA. Mr. Alexander attended Georgia Middle College and received his B. S. Degree from Georgia Teachers College and his Masters Degree from George Peabody College in 1942. He worked for the University of Georgia for more than 40 years before retiring as Associate Director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in 1981. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens where he served in many capacities including Chairman of the Board of Deacons. He remained an avid fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. He will be remembered for his love of family, friends, and fishing.
Mr. Alexander was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Almand Alexander in 1998; his eldest son, William (Bill) Alexander III and grandson, Mike Alexander, both of Sumter, SC. Mr. Alexander has two surviving sons, Roger and wife Renee of Lake Toxaway, NC; Joe and wife Donna from Fuquay, NC; and a daughter-in-law, Anita Alexander of Sumter, SC. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren (Alex, Robin, Luke, Mark and Tracy) and 5 great–grandchildren (Ben, Lauren, Ashley, Carter and Jack) with many memories to cherish.
A graveside service will be held be at the Oconee Hill Cemetery on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3 pm.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 23, 2014