Bobbie Dwight "Bob" Alexander, 84, of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Marshalltown and Rhodes, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in the Eden Cemetery at Rhodes. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to his family. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com.
Born on Dec. 2, 1928, in Marshalltown, he was the son of Hugh and Edith (Freland) Alexander. He graduated from the Rhodes High School. Bob was a salesman and counter operator for Arnold Motor Supply in Marshalltown and later for Genuine Auto Parts in Colorado. He also was a painter of heavy equipment for Wagner Equipment.
Mr. Alexander enjoyed bowling, hunting, the outdoors, mushroom hunting, working on cars, doing handy-work for others and in the past few years enjoyed citrus trees and other plants at his Arizona home.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Robert Alexander, Sarah Jones, Bartley Alexander and Clark Alexander; his grandchildren: Nathan Jones, Chelsea Jones, Andrew Alexander and Matthew Alexander; brother Mike Alexander and many friends.
In death, he rejoined his parents, brothers Leo John Alexander and Leland Alexander and sisters Alice and Lela.