Benjamin Tillman Alexander, Jr. passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was born on April 8, 1933 in Charlotte, NC to Ben and Johnnie T Alexander. He was educated in Charlotte public schools, Riverside Military Academy, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from Morris Harvey College in Charleston, WV. He was employed by Merck, Sharp, and Dohme for thirty-two years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy Kemble.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Evelyn Farmer Alexander; a son, Benjamin Alexander, III and his wife Glenda of Apex, NC; a daughter, Joyce Johnston and her husband, Middleton of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Holly and Benjamin Alexander IV of Apex, NC and James and Hutton Johnston of Greensboro, NC; and one sister, Jacqueline Marshall of Waldo, FL.
A graveside service will be held at Hughes Cemetery in Avery County, NC on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., followed by visitation at Chestnut Dale Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Ridge Road Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. followed by visitation in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ridge Road Baptist Church, 2011 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St. Raleigh.