Joel Ned Alexander Sr.
06/17/1924 - 11/17/2021
Joel Ned Alexander Sr. 97, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 7:00pm Monday, November 22, 2021 at Jones-Washington Mortuary. Services are set for 11:00 am Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mr. Joel Ned Alexander, Sr. was born on June 17, 1924 in Snook, Texas to Mr. Henry and Clara Alexander. Joel confessed his hope in Christ at an early age and later united with Shiloh Baptist Church in Bryan, Texas. Mr. Alexander attended school in Snook, Texas and was drafted into the United States Army. He is a veteran of World War II, November 15, 1945 – October 26, 1946. He served 7 months and 29 days in Austria, fighting in three battles in one year. During his tour of duty, he received an Asiatic-Pacific Battle Ribbon, Army of Occupation Ribbon-Germany, Victory Ribbon 1 with Overseas Service Bar. He was also a Mason in the St. John Scottish Rite Grand Lodge, Hiram Lodge No. 4 of Bryan.
He was employed at the City of Bryan, U.S. Postal Service and retired from Texas A&M University after 19 yrs., as a supervisor for heavy equipment operators.
He enjoyed his family, friends, fishing, cards, music, and dancing in his leisure time. He was married to Helen Alexander and to this union thirteen children was born. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Helen), and three children (Pamela, Willie, and Charles Alexander).
Published by The Bryan-College Station Eagle on Nov. 21, 2021.