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William Roy Alexander

Female 1928 - 2011  (82 years)


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  • Name William Roy Alexander 
    Born 3 Feb 1928  Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jan 2011  New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • OBITUARY

      WILLIAM ROY ALEXANDER, JR.

      William Roy Alexander, Jr. (Roy) died on January 11, 2011, at Isabella Skilled Care Facility in New York City.

      Roy was born in Fairview on February 3, 1928. He attended Fairview School and graduated from Lee Edwards High School (now Asheville High School). A tour in the Army followed high school and then study at Northwestern University, where he was awarded a degree in journalism.

      Roy lived and worked in New York City for most of his journalistic career and created the Alexander Company, a successful public relations business. During his career, he authored and co-authored several books on direct selling, time management, and the value of proper speech in business. One of his books, The Direct Salesman's Handbook, has enjoyed multiple printings over the years.

      Roy was granted membership in the Sons of the American Revolution as a descendant of Revolutionary soldiers, James Alexander and Major William Davidson, who were also early settlers of the Asheville/Bee Tree area.

      Roy loved the theatre, having written and acted in several plays during High School, and received some small acting parts when later he breached the New York Broadway scene.

      Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Ruth and Roy Alexander of Fairview, and his brother, Bruce Alexander of Gallatin, TN. He is survived by his brother, Joe Alexander of Kingston, TN. There will be a ceremony of remembrance at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Avenue, Asheville, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18. [1]
    Person ID I21098  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 

    Father William Roy Alexander,   b. 16 Sep 1899, Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1988, Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Ruth Upshaw,   b. 25 Feb 1902, Villa Rica, Carroll, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1997, Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F6573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1928 - Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 2011 - New York, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S244] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847 - 20XX [database on-line]., (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Name: William Roy Alexander
      Gender: Male
      Death Age: 82
      Birth Date: 3 Feb 1928
      Birth Place: Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, USA
      Residence Place: New York City, North Carolina, USA
      Death Date: 11 Jan 2011
      Death Place: New York, New York, New York, USA
      Obituary Date: 15 Jan 2011
      Source Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
      Parents: Ruth Alexander
      Siblings: Bruce Alexander of Gallatin, TN; Joe Alexander of Kingston, TN

      Publication Place: Asheville, North Carolina, USA; Web edition: http://obit.grocefuneralhome.com/obitdisplay.html?id=883152&listing=All

    2. [S206] North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000 [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).
      Name: William Ray Alexander Jr
      Event Type: Birth
      Birth Date: 3 Feb 1928
      Birth County: Buncombe
      Parent1 Name: William Ray Alexander
      Roll number: NCVR_B_C013_66002
      Volume: 16
      Page: 1514