Robert Warren Alexander
Robert Warren Alexander, 96, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Park View Nursing Care Center in Muleshoe.
He was born February 19, 1920 in Paris, to Morgan Provine and Grace Clara Alexander.
Bob grew up in Paris, and graduated from Paris High School. He attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1941.
Bob married Donna Dilley White in 1942 in Council Grove, KS. They had three daughters, Julie White, Barbara Dee and Peggy Ann. They were happily married for 72 years.
Upon his graduation from A&M, Bob was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served honorably on the European Front during WWII. He was a member of the 9th Armored Division serving as a staff member under General John W. Leonard. He attained the rank of Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor.
Following his discharge from the Army he returned to Austin, where he attended Law School at the University of Texas, graduating with his LLB in 1948.
Bob joined the Law Firm of Wigley, McLeod, Mills and Shirley in Galveston and practiced there until 1965. In 1965 he and his partners established the Law Firm of McLeod, Alexander, Powel and Appfel, where he practiced until his retirement in 1978. Shortly thereafter Bob and Donna moved to their ranch in Bandera.
In addition to his trademark cigar, he will be remembered as a true gentleman, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His generosity was known to all as was his honesty and fairness. His was a life of graciousness. He shared his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The stories told of times together and lessons learned still bring laughter and pleasure to all.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; his brother, George; his sister, Virginia.
He is survived by his three daughters, Julie Alexander Cage and husband, J.D. of Muleshoe; Barbara Alexander of Eugene, Oregon, Peggy Alexander Frese and husband A.C. of Birmingham, AL; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Following his death a memorial service was held at Park View Nursing Care Center in Muleshoe. He was buried with full Military Honors at a family graveside service in Bandera.
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