We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Penland Family Funeral Home
Samuel Troy Alexander, age 76 of Asheville, NC, went home to be with the Lord, on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville.
Sam was born on November 15, 1945, in Buncombe County, to the late Troy Glillio Alexander and Mattie Jo Gray Alexander.
He was a member of Skyland First Baptist Church and retired from his job as a CNA at Black Mountain Center in Black Mountain, NC. Samuel loved his country and served proudly in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.
Sam loved his Lord and Savior and was a faithful servant. With his wife by his side, he served in the Al Jones Prison Ministry, assisting the inmates and their families. He was a faithful member of the American Legion Post 70 and served as Chaplain. He was also very active in Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 124.
Sam fell in love with Little League Baseball when he was a teenager. He coached Little League while still in high school and one of his players was Cal Ripken, Jr. He followed Cal’s career and was an avid Baltimore Orioles fan. Cal even sent him a letter of congratulations for being his coach!
Sam was a wonderful son, brother, husband, and uncle. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed studying his family genealogy. He was very proud of his family and stayed close to them always.
In addition to his parents, Sam is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Ruth Abee; a niece, Diamond Elizabeth-Glee Alexander.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 46 years, Lois Sides Alexander; a brother, Philip Lee Alexander of Swannanoa, NC; brother-in-law, John “Jerry” Ransom (Diane Hough) Abee, of Myrtle Beach, SC; three nephews, Graeme Philip (Tiffany) Alexander of Parkersburg, WVA , Eamon John “EJ” Alexander of Williamston, SC, and Chris (Kristi) Abee of Simpsonville, SC; a niece, Allison (Brian) Lazar of Myrtle Beach, SC.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Skyland First Baptist Church, 2115 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, NC 28704, conducted by Pastor Robert Ponder.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 10 AM to 11 AM. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1456 Sand Hill Rd., Candler, NC 28715, with full military honors performed by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.
The family respectfully requests that any memorial contributions made in Sam’s honor be made to: Skyland First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
Online condolences may be made at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Alexander family with arrangements.