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Bill Alexander ((spouse -Frances))

William A."Bill" Alexander 
(January 12, 1918 - July 2, 2016) 

U.S. Veteran



NAME: Bill Alexander

- William A. “Bill” Alexander, age 98, of Kings Mountain, went home to be with the Lord on July 2, 2016. Born in Tyrrell, County, he was the son of the late Theophilus Colton Alexander and Annie Eliza Holadia Alexander.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 brothers, 2 sisters and one grandson, Bryan Wilson.  Bill served in the Army during WWII, was a POW in Germany, and retired as a Major from the Reserves.  After the war, he graduated from Wake Forest University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  He served as Minister of Christian Education in several churches throughout the Carolinas for ten years and as a Bible and math teacher in the Cleveland County School System for nineteen years.  A longtime member of First Baptist Church, he served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and member of the Senior Choir.  One of his favorite activities after retirement was competing in the Senior Games where he won many medals at the regional and state levels. Bill was a loving husband, Daddy, Grandpa and Pop.


SURVIVORS: Wife of 65 years: Frances Pollard Alexander, Kings Mountain, NC

Sister: Pearl Boseman, Tarboro, NC

Daughters: Fran Payne, Kings Mountain, NC; Anne Jones, Dallas, NC;

Jan Spearman (Don) Clover, SC

Son: Stan Alexander (Steve), Pensacola, FL

                        Grandchildren: Anissa Moore (Greg); Mark Blanton (Marti);

                        Alex Payne, Adam Payne (Laura); Johnny Wilson, Chris Wilson (Danna)

                        Great-grandchildren: Erin (Ryan), Andrew, Daniel,

                        Thomas, Candice (Will), Alyssa, Austin, Shane, Ethan

                        Great-great grandchildren: Paige, Rylen, Mason, Ryan

                        Special caregiver/friend: Sonya Oates


FUNERAL SERVICE: First Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 5, 2016   3:00 PM with Dr. Chip Sloan officiating.


VISITATION: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, July 5, 2016, in the Stained Glass Room of First Baptist Church


INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC with Military Honors


MEMORIALS: Mission Readiness Fund, C/O First Baptist Church, 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 and Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby, NC 28150





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07/06/16 09:37 AM #1    

Loretta Husky (Cozart)

Mr. Alexander was my Algebra I and Geometry teacher at KMSHS. He was a sweet and kind person, working with students after class to grasp elusive mathematical concepts. 

Until recently, I didn't know of the sacrifices Mr. Alexander made during World War II. (It seems several of our teachers and administrators were veterans, but I never knew.) But, our DAR chapter honored our surviving WWII Veterans several years ago. Mr. Alexander was a POW and was part of a forced march in which many, many men died.  I am sure, at times, he wondered if his faith would carry him through those horrors of war.  

On behalf of our class, I want to thank and honor Mr. Alexander for his service to our country... and for his service to his fellow man.  As a teacher, he worked hard to help us understand and learn Algebra and Geometry.  And, as a man, he cared for our souls and worked to bring us to God. I am sure many who took his Bible Class can attest to that.

I am confidant Mr. Alexander is now resting at the feet of Jesus, his life on earth complete.  After all of  his struggles and tribulations during his 98 years of life, I hope he has heard the words, "Thank you for a job well done, my son."  I know I was blessed to have known him.

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