Howard J. Alexander, age 80, of Bloomington, Ind., formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2010.
He was born on September 2, 1929, in Monticello, Ky. to Bolden Robert Alexander and Mamie Correll. He was the youngest of their 11 children.
Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Davis Alexander; his son, Douglas B. Alexander; two grandchildren, Henry and Emma; and many nieces, nephews and others who loved him and affectionately called him "Uncle Buck."
Howard graduated from Solsberry High School; he had been employed with U.S. Postal Service in Indianapolis as an exemplary employee for 28 years; his hobbies were fishing, coin collecting and gardening.
Howard was raised in Wayne County, Ky. and at the age of 7, moved with his family to a farm in Greene County, Ind. At age 18, he moved to Washo County, Nevada and worked for U.S. Gypsum as a supervisor. During this time he married and they had a son. At 23 years they moved to Indianapolis and lived there until his retirement. In 1999 they moved to Bloomington, Ind. to live in the country and be near their grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, April 16, 2010 at Flanner Buchanan Funeral Center -- Washington Park East from 1 p.m. till the service at 3 p.m. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.
A special thank you is given by his wife and son to the nurses, aids and volunteers at Hospice of Bloomington Hospital where memorial contributions can be made in Howard's name, and also a thanks to his loving daughter-in-law, Eve Alexander (Kiel), pastor Don Lane and caregiver Hope Frazier.
Friends and family are welcome to sign the online guest book for Howard at: www.flannerbuchanan.com