Created January 23, 2016
- This eternal flame burns forever
- in remembrance of Donald Alexander -
Born: April 10, 1948
Died: January 21, 2016
Donald William Alexander, 67 was called home to our Lord on January 21, 2016
in Bryant, Arkansas. He was born on April 10, 1948 in Batesville, Arkansas to
Pete and Norene Alexander.
He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Anita Markham Alexander, his son
Gregory Don (Debbie), grandsons Grayson Don and Gage Markham, his son
Chris Darren (Terrah), grandson Rhys William, and a special sister-in-law
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Don provided more than 40 years of service to Arkansas agriculture, including
35 years at the Arkansas State Plant Board, leading the agency as Director
for 7 years. In 2002, he was named Executive Vice President of the
Agricultural Council of Arkansas. Don served on a number of state and
national boards and associations. These included induction into the Arkansas
Agriculture Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Boll Weevil Foundation Board, the
State Fair Advisory Board, the Fire Ant Advisory Board, and as president of
the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He received
numerous awards including the Sturdy Oaks Award, the Southern Crop
Production Associationís highest honor, the Don W. Beise Award, for service
to agriculture and the ag chemicals industry, as well as the National
Association of State Departments of Agricultureís Presidentís Tribute for
He cherished his time spent with the Friday Night Dominos Gang and all of his
hunting buddies and the Gunny Sack Hunting Club. As a young father, he
became involved with the Bryant Optimist Club, also serving the City of
Bryant as Alderman. During this time, he was an instrumental part of
developing a grant for Alcoa 40 and developing Ashley Ball Park. During his
time at Ashley Ball Park he touched many young menís lives coaching baseball
and many year-end fishing trips.
Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 25th, 2016 with services
beginning at 10:00 a.m. at First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant,
604 S. Reynolds Road.
The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many
expressions of love, concern and kindness show to them during this time.
May God Bless you. Special thanks to UAMS oncology doctors and nurses
and Saline Memorial Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to the Menís
Ministry at First Southern Baptist Church of Bryant.
Don was a member of the Thundering Sams, a chapter of the Arkansas Goodsams
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Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Good Sams
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