|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2010|
Rollie Clayborne "R.C." Alexander, Jr.
(February 5, 1930 - December 16, 2010)
Rollie Clayborne "R.C." Alexander, Jr. Age 80 years old, of Thompson Station, Tennessee, passed away on December 16, 2010.
Born in rural Williamson County, R.C. Alexander became Williamson County's most successful businessman through hard work and dedication to his family. He founded Harpeth Motor Company on Franklin's Main Street in late 1961. He first affiliated with Ford Motor Company in 1962, remaining a Ford dealer ever since. He built a new Ford-Mercury dealership building on Hillsboro Road in 1963. He was joined in the business by his son Barry in 1969. In the 1970's he started adding dealerships to include more domestic and import brands. At the time of his passing, he was the largest automotive retailer in Tennessee. From his humble beginnings, R.C. Alexander worked his way to employ almost a thousand people in 22 dealerships in Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Dickson and Cookeville.
His pride and joy was the fact there were now three generations of Alexanders that were working for the organization. No one really knows how many he has helped because there are countless individuals and organizations.
Known for his support of the Franklin Rodeo, Williamson County 4-H, and the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, he loved people who overcame obstacles by working hard.
An equestrian, he loved horses but he loved his family more than anything else.
Survivors include: wife, Denise Alexander, Thompson Station, TN; sons, Barry (Jackie) Alexander, Thompson Station, TN, Don (Melanie) Alexander, Murfreesboro, TN & Mike (Liz) Alexander, Franklin, TN; daughter, Cindy Church, Franklin, TN; stepson, Bryan Cartmell, Memphis, TN; sister, Lorene Rodgers, Franklin, TN; grandchildren, Jennifer (Paul) Anderson, Dane (Brandon) Alexander, Ashley Alexander, Stacey (Todd) Downs, Don Alexander, Jr., Christy (Matt) McAfee, Mike Church, Megan Alexander & Clay Alexander; eight great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Thompson Station Baptist Church, Jerry Hill officiating with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Dane Alexander, Clay Alexander, Mikey Church, Tyler Anderson, Ron Reid & Bryan Cartmell. Honorary pallbearers will be General Managers of Alexander Automotive Group. Memorials may be made to the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, in River Head, New York. Visitation will be 3-8PM Saturday at the WILLIAMSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME.
Relationship to Contributor: Maternal Grandmother's Cousin by marriage.
Williamson Memorial Gardens
Created by: Cally
Record added: Dec 17, 2010
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