George Richard Alexander Jr.


LIBERAL — George Richard Alexander Jr., 94, died June 22, 2013, at Liberal Good Samaritan Center.

LIBERAL — George Richard Alexander Jr., 94, died June 22, 2013, at Liberal Good Samaritan Center.

He was born June 18, 1919, in Wilson, Ark., to George Richard and Lony Appe Lawrence Alexander Sr.

He attended Mt. Healthy High School in Mt. Healthy, Ohio. He was a resident of the Liberal area since 1982.

He served in the Army Air Corps in 1941. He was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired from military service in 1965.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 137 in Hooker, Okla., and Lane Day VFW Post No. 3166 in Liberal. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Tyrone, Okla.

He married Helen M. Ingle Williams at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, N.M., on Dec. 21, 1988. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include a stepson, Tommy Williams, of Liberal; a stepdaughter, Connie Schwartz and husband, Chan, of Alliance, Neb.; a brother, Jack Alexander and wife, Margot, Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Gladys Stern, Cincinnati; a granddaughter, Carla Beem and husband, Tim; and by many of his bingo player friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clint Travis Alexander and Gene Charles Alexander; three sisters, Martha Alley, Louella Nelson and Kathleen Defrance; and a grandson, Dion Schwartz.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Liberal Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Damron, Evangelical Friends Church, presiding.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m Tuesday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Brenneman Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Seward County Community College Development Foundation in care of the Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second St., Liberal, KS 67901.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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