Mr. William Earl Alexander, fondly known as “Jack,” died peacefully March 17, 2016, in Llano, Texas, at the age of 93.
Jack was born Dec. 24, 1922, in Lone Grove, Texas, to William Guy Alexander and Edna Lenore Rogers. He married Lena, his childhood sweetheart, on Sept. 17, 1942.
Jack worked for Convair (which became General Dynamics Corp. and then Lockheed Martin Corp.) in White Settlement, Texas, as a Class A machinist for 25 years.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Belle Lockhart Brabaw of Llano; daughter Phyllis Alexander; son Gary Guy Alexander; sister Mercelle Lenore Howard; and companion of 30 years, Alma Moore.
Jack is survived by his children Marcia Allen of Rio Llano, Jean Daltwas of Lyman, South Carolina, and William Earl Alexander Jr. of Llano; sister Bobbie Jean Moore and husband Jim of Kingsland; grandchildren, Alan Minter, Greg Minter, Kenny Minter, Lisa Heatherly, Eddie Daltwas, Vinnce Castro, Gidget Castro, Angel Kullenberg, Chris Minter and Jayme Kuhn; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Parky.
His children remember him as a compassionate man and loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals and show kindness to others. He was a U.S. Army veteran and donated much of his time helping other veterans. Jack also served as a deacon of First Baptist Church in Everman, Texas.
A graveside service is 10 a.m. March 19 at Tow Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with condolences.