Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Troy Eugene Alexander

Troy Eugene Alexander, 94, of Albemarle, NC died on August 8, 2019 after a long healthy life.

Born on March 6, 1925, in Kannapolis, NC, he was the son of the late Clarence Eugene and Ethel Eugenia Poteat Alexander.

His memorial service will be at 11 AM Friday, August 16, 2019 at at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Ruth Ann Sipe officiating. The family will host a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Troy was a member of First Lutheran Church, Albemarle, NC since 1954 when he and his family transferred their membership from Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church in Kannapolis, NC. Mr. Alexander was baptized in the Lutheran Church on November 22, 1925.  Mr. Alexander worked for Cannon Mills Company upon graduating from J.W. Cannon High School in 1942 at the age of 17. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Troy attended Bowling Green Business University, Bowling Green, Kentucky during the 1946-47 year and completed his college education in 1950 at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC with a BS degree in accounting. He was awarded a Certified Public Accountant certificate in February, 1951.  He was employed by Cannon Mills Company in June, 1942 and retired in May, 1985. Upon his retirement from Cannon Mills, Mr. Alexander practiced as a Public Accountant, located in Albemarle, until he retired in 2010. Mr. Alexander served as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Albemarle for 28 years (1987-2015). He also served on the boards of Stanly County Family YMCA (formerly Wiscassett Memorial YMCA) from 1956 to present. He loved working with numbers and his accounting practice and shared that talent when serving on the boards of many local non-profit organizations.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his “love of life”, his wife of 62 years, Ruby Virginia Kerr Alexander; brothers Leonard Edward Alexander and Bobby Lee Alexander; and sisters Helen Marie Alexander Blackwelder and Coleen Davis Alexander Furches. 

Surivors include two daughters, Vickie G. Alexander and Marsha Lynn Smith and spouse Jason B. Smith of Albemarle; two grandchildren Kelley Adair Ebersole of Lyon Mountain, NY and Kane A. Smith of Charlotte, NC; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 230 south Second Street, Albemarle, North Carolina 28001 or to Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharrie, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

19 Comments

  • Carol Brooks Posted August 9, 2019 11:37 am

    Such a fine man. My thoughts and prayers are with his daughters and their families. Love you

  • Rick Russell Posted August 9, 2019 11:53 am

    Vickie and Marsha. So sorry to hear about your very special father. He was a great man, that did many things for this community. I will personally miss him. May God be with you. Rick and Rita Russell

  • Chris Hesley Posted August 9, 2019 12:48 pm

    A full lifetime of service. Troy was a pillar at First Lutheran. He will be sorely missed. Godspeed and Semper Fi, Troy

  • Mary Adkins Posted August 9, 2019 1:29 pm

    Vickie and Marsha,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time
    Mary Adkins

  • Greg underwood Posted August 9, 2019 2:05 pm

    I worked with Troy for 20 years at the accounting office. I treasure the wonderful memories that were made while working with him. We also met for years at the YMCA to swim and work out very early in the morning. I will be forever grateful for his friendship over the years. The city has lost another truly great leader. Marsh and Vickie my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Bain Joned Posted August 9, 2019 2:13 pm

    Troy was a servant leader in business, government and church. He gave tirelessly and without fanfare. His friendship and service will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

  • Dexter Townsend Posted August 9, 2019 2:45 pm

    Mr. Alexander was a Leader amongst Leaders. The life he lived along with the way he carried himself on a daily basis was the true definition of what we reference “A Great Man”. I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Alexander for several years on city council and I can truly say the our City is a better place in 2019 because of his leadership. He will be truly be missed. To the family may the love that you have for each other surround you and give you strength in the days ahead !

  • Sandy Brown Posted August 9, 2019 4:48 pm

    Troy was part of the 5 am YMCA group. I loved having the opportunity to talk with him. He always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Owen Squires Posted August 9, 2019 7:02 pm

    Vickie, Marsha, so sorry to hear about Troy’s passing. He was indeed a man among men. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mr. Alexander, and, listening to his calm and reasoned thoughts. Thank you for sharing your father with the rest of us.

    Owen Squires

  • Gary E. Dick Posted August 9, 2019 9:33 pm

    Marsha so sorry for your loss,Praying for peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks.

  • LeAnn Nance Posted August 9, 2019 11:17 pm

    Thank you both for giving us the opportunity to take care of him. I loved talking to him and will miss him dearly. Prayers for you both.

  • Pattie Huneycutt Posted August 10, 2019 7:57 am

    May the Spirit of the Lord comfort you and give you peace as you walk trough this time of loss. Prayers for all who knew and loved this great and humble man.

  • Sandy Saunders Posted August 10, 2019 2:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Troy was a fine man and loved and respected by all who knew him…

  • Alan and Gail Burris Posted August 10, 2019 4:27 pm

    So sad to hear this . Mr. Troy was one of our very favorite people . Always a gentleman. Will miss him. Prayers and love to you all .

  • Carolyn Rogers Cox Posted August 10, 2019 6:49 pm

    Much love to you all. I cherished his friendship and faithful commitment. I hope he is finally smiling again with Ruby by his side. A wonderful man with a powerfully good soul.

  • Shawn Oke Posted August 10, 2019 8:05 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Vicki, Marsha and the rest of the family. Troy was always so humble and kind. It was a true pleasure to serve the City of Albemarle under his guidance and leadership. His smile and handshakes will be missed!!

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted August 11, 2019 5:20 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Alexander family.

  • Doris and George Reynolds Posted August 12, 2019 1:39 pm

    Troy was devoted to his church and gave above and beyond his share of service. He was a devoted
    family man and continued to speak of seeing Ruby in GOD!S Kingdom. A true and faithful friend.

  • Marsh Rogers Posted August 13, 2019 10:05 am

    Mr. Alexander was a fine man and the best neighbor a young family could hope for. He and his wife were so gracious to my family for the 8 years we lived next door. He always had a kind word and faced many challenges with a wonderful attitude. My most sincere condolences and prayers are sent to his family.

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