Dale M. Alexander

Dale M. Alexander

 

Dale M. Alexander, 89, a lifelong Parsons resident, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the Parsons Presbyterian Manor. He had been in failing health.

He was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Parsons to James Melvin and Neva (McMillan) Alexander. He attended Parsons schools and had been a part of the family business, Alexander Manufacturing Co., from an early age. The business was founded by his father, Melvin Alexander, in 1927 and has continued in operation for 95 years. He continued being a part of the business until he quit working at the age of 75.

Dale served his country in the 82nd Airborne Division. As his boys were in their youth he served as a Cub master, Webelos master and as an adult adviser with their Boy Scout troop. He was a member of the First Christian Church and had served as a deacon and on the planning committee for the new church building. He was active with the former Optimist Club that was instrumental in establishing the first soccer activity in Parsons.

Dale married Kay Cuddy on June 14, 1957, in Oswego. This year they observed their 65th anniversary.

Survivors include his wife, Kay, of the home; sons, Don Alexander and his wife, Jane, of Parsons, Mike Alexander and his wife, Tammy, of Coffeyville; a daughter, Dana Yanez and her husband, Paul, of Parsons; five grandchildren, Darren Alexander and his wife, Cassie, and their daughter, Brooklyn, Jason Alexander and his wife, Jessica, and their children, Eleanor and Grayson of Coffeyville, Jeff Alexander and his wife, Emily, Joey Alexander and Laura Stringer and her husband, Joe, and their children, Jasper and Lawson of Parsons; two sisters, Dorothy Christy of Tallassee, Alabama, and Lois Standridge Nibarger of Parsons.

A sister, Mary Ellen Dodds, preceded him in death.

A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends are welcome to sign the register at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Patrick Catholic Church restoration fund. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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