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Herbert Woodson Alexander, 89, born October 9, 1927, in Nuttalburg, WV., died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, OH, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
He will be remembered always as a loving husband, father, PaPa, and loyal Mountaineer fan. Being drafted into the U.S. Army while attending Montgomery High School, Montgomery, WV, he earned his GED in later years. He served six years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the last three in Germany, and received the World War II Victory medal, the Army OCC medal, and the Good Conduct medal. In 1953, he began working in the parts department at Rish Equipment, Charleston/St. Albans, WV. He retired as their Parts Manager in 1998 with 45 years of service. He was a member of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church in Hurricane and The American Legion in Milton.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Sheridan Alexander; his mother, Elizabeth Kathryn (Lipford) Alexander Lambert Nesselroad; 1 sister, Betty Lee Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Cornelia Anne(Crews)Alexander, Charleston; daughter, Leigh Anne Alexander Strahler (Francis), New Albany, OH; son, William Brian Alexander (Kristin Talarico), grandchildren, Olivia, Oscar, and Madelin Alexander, New Philadelphia, OH. Private family graveside service followed by burial at Montgomery Memorial Gardens, London, WV.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, 5199 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213.
Arrangements by GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High Street Columbus, OH 43207.
To sign and view Herbert's online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com
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