William Wallace Alexander

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William Wallace Alexander, 93, of Asheville, died on Friday, February 20, 2015, at his residence. A native of Buncombe Co., Mr. Alexander was a son of the late Perry and Lilly Corn Alexander. Mr. Alexander was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of VFW Post #891 in Asheville. Mr. Alexander enjoyed spending his time hunting and listening to bluegrass music. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Ruth Alexander; daughter, Linda Israel and husband Mike; sons, Jim Alexander and Mike Alexander; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service for Mr. Alexander will be on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. with the Rev. James Donati officiating. Interment has been rescheduled due to the weather and will now take place at noon on Wednesday at the Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery with military honors provided by the North Carolina Honor Guard. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Kela, We jave heard you speak often of Papaw and the deep love you had for him and are sure that your grief runs equally as deep! Our sympathy to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kela, my heart is sad for you as you grieve the loss of Papaw. Your love and all the memories you have had with him will always be in your heart. I love you !!
    Mama Sandra

  3. From Ruthie and family,
    To Ruth & family…..Sorry to hear of the loss of William. Just remember all the good times (I know there were plenty of those) and forget all the other times. He has gone where there’s no more suffering and pain! He was such a good man.Take care of each other, now, and remember all our love, sympathy and prayers are coming your way. God bless each and every one of his family.
    Ruthie Harwood and family of Weaverville, NC

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