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Phillip Wayne Alexander


1931 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Phillip Wayne Alexander Obituary
TUSCALOOSA - Phillip Wayne Alexander, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, who was known as Wayne to most of his friends and acquaintances, passed away on August 6, 2018. Visitation will be August 9, 2018 Thursday evening, from 6-8 p.m., at Memory Chapel Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018, the first in Tuscaloosa at 10 a.m. at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, and a second service at 2 p.m. in Brilliant at the Church of Christ with burial to follow at Brilliant Memorial Cemetery.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Julie Alexander, and his sisters, Retha Threadgill, Willodean Franks and Reda Gay Vickery.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Modene Key Alexander; his brother and his wife, Bob and Reba Alexander; his son and his wife, Randall and Kathy Davis Alexander; his daughter, and her husband, Sheila and Jim Fair; six grandchildren, Amber Effner, April Alexander, Amy Alexander, Tiffany Kilpatrick, Tyler Fair and Lindsey Fair; and four great-grandchildren, Kaylan Effner, Kirsten Effner, Mason Kilpatrick and Molly Kilpatrick.
Wayne grew up in Brilliant, Alabama where he met and married Modene Key. He spent four years in the Army and was stationed at Panama Canal Zone. Then he worked in Detroit, Michigan where both his children were born before moving to Tuscaloosa where he has lived for 60 years.
In Tuscaloosa, he owned a service station, worked at Bryce's Hospital, worked at the VA hospital for 30 years where he also served as union president. He also drove a school bus for Tuscaloosa schools for over 20 years before retiring 5 years ago.
An avid Crimson Tide fan, he worked the University of Alabama football and basketball games for many years.
Wayne has been an active member of the University Church of Christ for more than two decades. He coached Little League, Babe Ruth League and Pony League baseball for 9 years.
Wayne spent many mornings walking with friends at the University Mall. He had a great sense of humor. He will be missed and remembered fondly by those who knew him.
Published in Tuscaloosa News from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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