Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Frank M. Alexander, 84, Celina, passed away at 5:43 a.m. May 26, 2014, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert.
He was born March 30, 1930, in Celina, to Frank A. and Jennie Painter Alexander Sr. He was previously married to Doris K. "Kay" Milligan Boyd, who survives in Celina.
Also surviving are a son, Timothy (Laura) Alexander I, Celina; three grandchildren, Jeremy Alexander, Celina, Timothy Alexander II, Xenia, and Whitney Alexander, Fort Worth, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Ritchie, Celina, and Joann Hoenie, St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Alexander, Celina, and his favorite nephew, Bob Jacobs, Celina.
Preceding him in death were a son, Don Alexander; two sisters, Ruth Jacobs and Faye Alexander; a brother, Bill Alexander; and a half-brother, Harry Young.
He was honorably discharged from the military after serving as a corpsman in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 at Fort Lee, Va., during the Korean War. He was self-employed as a truck driver for Sherman Trucking in St. Marys and was a "Jack of all Trades." His hobby was doing mechanical work on cars.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, with military rites by the Celina American Legion Post 210 and Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5713.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice or to the family.
Condolences may be expressed at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.