|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1926|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 2009|
Ernest Leon Alexander, age 82, of Killen, passed from this life Aug. 18, 2009, at his home with his loving family by his side.
Leon was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre aboard the Destroyer USS Borie.
He was a graduate of Lauderdale County High School Class of 1947 and was a master electrician. He worked with Jones Electric Co. and TVA Browns Ferry. He received his 60-year service award from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in 2009. He was active in Pleasant Valley Church of Christ as an elder, deacon and longtime Sunday school teacher. His service to others in the community was well known. To call on "Lee" was always welcomed.
Leon adored his children, grandchildren and little Blake. He enjoyed fishing, often traveling to Florida, where he and friends still hold a record for speckled trout. He was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed traveling to games in his earlier years. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Eugene and Myrtle Comer Alexander; brothers, Billy Collins Alexander and Paul Dennis Alexander; and his sister, Janice Rose Alexander.
Leon is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Elaine Tays Alexander; children, Emily Lanette Alexander Suggs (William C.) and Joel Leon Alexander (Joyce Holden); grandchildren, Natasha Suggs Bryant (Lt. Col. Harley Bryant III), Christopher Suggs, Aaron Alexander and Andrew Alexander; a loving great-grandson, Aaron Blake Alexander; and with great expectation this month of August, a great-granddaughter, Ava Katherine Bryant; a very special aunt, Mrs. Laverne Comer Tate; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and friends from coast to coast.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Alexander, Andrew Alexander, Christopher Suggs, Lt. Col. Harley B. Bryant III, Gregory Alexander and Dennis Alexander.
Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Tays, Don Tays, John Link, Almon Watson, Milton Yancey, Harris Clemmons, Will Cole and Sidney Robinson.
Ernest Eugene Alexander (1896 - 1982)
Myrtle Jane Comer Alexander (1906 - 1992)
Ruth Elaine Alexander (1926 - ____)*
Ernest Leon Alexander (1926 - 2009)
Billy Collins Alexander (1928 - 2009)*
Paul Dennis Alexander (1931 - 1957)*
Janice Rose Alexander (1941 - 2007)*
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Created by: Trusvan
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40902734