Reverend Charles W. Alexander
Reverend Charles Alexander lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday (March 11, 2014); his loving family was by his side. Charles Wayne Alexander was born on December 13, 1947 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to William and Clara Alexander. Reverend Alexander began playing piano at the tender age of of six and went on to become an accomplished musician, using his talent and gift throughout his ministry. Finding his calling to the ministry at age 17, Reverend Alexander started his work through pulpit supply to various churches throughout Arkansas. He later became a full-time minister continuing until his death at the age of 66. A Buck Sergeant in the U.S. Airforce, he served from 1967-1971 including tours of duty in Okinawa and Vietnam. In 1973, he married Mary Yaddaw from Westmoreland, NY. Reverend Alexander served as Chaplain and Trustee with the Corfu Fire Department, and Chaplain for the Darien Fire Department. He spent the last eleven years of his life as the Minister of Corfu United Presbyterian Church and his ministry reached far into the community and surrounding counties.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary, and three children Jessie Alexander-East, Amanda Alexander, Mark Alexander, and his brother, William Michael Alexander.
A Memorial Service will be held at the the Corfu United Presbyterian Church at 63 Allegheny Street, Corfu, on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 pm.