Mr. Willard Eugene Alexander, 90, a longtime resident of Seymour, passed to his heavenly home from Fishers, IN, on Thursday, April 23, 2020 after a brief illness. He had split his time between his two daughters homes since September of 2017.
A private funeral service will be conducted by Voss & Sons Funeral Service. Burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Willard was born in Logansport, La. in 1929 to Sam and Ruby Alexander.
Willard attended Alexandria Business College in Alexandria, La., before marrying the love of his life, Billie Sue Nelson, on September 3 of 1950. The couple were married for 67 years, until Billie passed in September of 2017. Shortly after they were married, Willard was drafted and served his country for a year in Korea.
In 1957, Willard began working for Texas Eastern Transmission Corp, which moved the family to Indiana, settling in Seymour in 1958. He worked there until his retirement in 1984. During retirement, he enjoyed giving a lot of his time to volunteering with Provisions Food Pantry.
Willard had several passions. He loved serving the Lord with all of his heart, whether that was with his Cornerstone church family, as a Gideon distributing Bibles and ministering in prisons, ministering on missions trips, or anywhere else he saw a need. Willard also loved to fish, including numerous trips to Canada and Lake Erie, as well as nearby lakes with his grandkids. His largest catch was a 35 lb. catfish. Willard was also passionate about most sports, especially those involving his beloved LSU Tigers. Though a Hoosier for 63 years, he never lost his love for LSU.
Willard was also passionate about his family and friends. He is survived by his two daughters, Susan (John) Walter and Amy (Jeff) Asher; and five grandchildren, Johnny (Bessie) Walter, Hillary Walter, Al (Ashley) Asher, Amy (Jamie) Kenny, and Laura Walter.
Memorial contributions may be written to the Friedrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (cureFa.org) or Community Provisions Inc., in care of Voss & Sons Funeral.
Online condolences may be given on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.