Thomas Finley “Tom” Alexander, 92, of Waynesville went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ at his residence on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Born in Wilkes County on April 14, 1927, he was the son of the late John H. Alexander and Ella Ballou Alexander.

Tom was a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from driving trucks locally and long distance. He traveled in 49 different states. He loved people. He had a warm and friendly personality. Tom never met a stranger. He was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Waynesville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years, Peggy Duncan Alexander; one daughter, Melissa Jones (Jay); three grandchildren, Annette Doom (Robb), Jennifer Taylor (Phillip) and Jonathan Jones; and four great-grandchildren.

Thank you to Pastor Barry Willett and our church family at Grandview Baptist Church for all the expressions of love through prayers, calls, visits and cards.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Scenic Memorial Gardens in Moravian Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haywood Hospice, 43 Bowman Drive, Waynesville, N.C. 28785.

We want to say a special thank you to nurse Stephanie Jones. Every member of the hospice team has been very gracious, kind and helpful.

The care of Mr. Alexander has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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