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Robert M. “Buddy” Alexander

Buddy Alexander

December 15, 1940     ~     January 28, 2016

Robert Matthews “Buddy” Alexander, born December 15, 1940, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 after a brief illness.

Buddy was a graduate of Glasgow High School, Transylvania University, and the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. He practiced law in Glasgow for 50 years and was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church.

Buddy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Zara Knopf Alexander; three children, Margarett “Meg” Alexander Travis and her husband, Dr. William Travis; John Tipton Alexander and his wife, Holly Alexander; and Ashley Alexander; five grandchildren, Miller and Caroline Travis, Tipton, Robert Sims, and Depp Alexander; his siblings, Pryntha Hardenbergh, Patsy Nielsen, Judy Stokes and her husband Bob, Anna Margarette Wilson and her husband Bobby Day, and Bobby Chapman and his wife Joan, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert O. Alexander and Margarett Matthews Alexander, and several aunts and uncles, including his beloved uncle, John Matthews, his wife Oma, and their son Tipton.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the First Christian Church in Glasgow, Kentucky, with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to First Christian Church or a charity of your choice.

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42 Entries for Robert M. “Buddy” Alexander

  1. Charlie Taylor says:

    Dearest Alexander Family
    So saddened to learn of Buddy’s passing. What a life he lived. What a path he made for others. All of our love and prayers to you all.
    Charlie (’65) and Susan Taylor

  2. Betsy Mills Moore says:

    Dear Zara
    Thinking of you and Buddy. What an enormous hole it must be for you to no longer have him at your side. I’m so sorry.
    Best. Betsy Mills Moore

  3. Judy cowgill says:

    Buddy and I are saddened by the loss of your Buddy. Great memories. We are thinking of you.

  4. Marilynn Payson says:

    Ashley, I am so very sorry for your and your family’s loss. Just from what you had shared with the ODT group, it was obvious that he was a wonderful father. You are in my thoughts, prayers, and heart during this time.

  5. Martha Frances Herrin Burak says:

    Dear Zara,

    May you always remember the way Buddy laughed, the stories he told, the example he as and my you always feel his love.

    Martha Frances

  6. Betty Lou Sutherland Rogers says:

    Dear Zara and the entire Alexander family,

    So sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. Such fond memories of our days at Transylvania.

    Betty Lou Sutherland Rogers

  7. Teddy&Teresa Dodson says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for your family..

  8. Martha Farmer Copeland says:

    Deepest sympathy to all the Alexanders. Wonderful family to help each other through this loss.

  9. Dave and Ann Windley says:

    Zara and the Alexander Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss of Buddy. We remember you both very fondly and are so glad you shared 52 years of marriage. Thinking of you in the days ahead.
    Dave and Ann Windley

  10. Bill Bryan says:

    The best Transylvania roommate a guy could ever have. So sorry to read of Buddy’s passing.
    Zara, know that he touched my heart in many ways.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and that big wonderful Alexandrr family.
    Bill Bryan

  11. Garnett j Sweeney says:

    So sorry for your loss. By far the most memorable character from my time at Transy, Many regrets that I did not put forth the effort to maintain contact with this wonderful man who always enhanced any space he occupied. Big Daddy will be missed but I am sure that he is waiting near our God.

  12. John Howard Williams says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. We graduated Transy the same year and were KA’s as well.I knew he and his sister as well. I will be remembering the family in my prayers.

    John Howard Williams ‘62

  13. Pamela Butler Marcum says:

    Alexander Family,

    I was sorry to hear about your loss. You all were so much a part of the Transylvania
    family. I think of you all as such a wonderful family. You are so lucky to have each
    other. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Pamela Butler Marcum “65

  14. Angela and Cole Forbis says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Buddy Alexander raised a fine son John You are an outstanding person just like your father.

  15. Mary Louise Crouch Sawyer says:

    My brothers and I extend sincere condolences to all members of the Alexander and Matthews families. Buddy, his sisters and his Matthews cousins were inspirations to all of us during our growing up years in Glasgow. Sending special thoughts and prayers your way…………….
    Mary Louise Crouch Sawyer

  16. Kenneth and Tammy Vibbert says:

    Sorry to hear the loss of Buddy he sure was a great man always had that big smile sending Prayers and thoughts out to all the family

  17. Volindah Costabell says:

    So sorry to learn of Buddy’s passing. I well remember the beautiful “Old South” suit his mom made for him to wear at the Old South Ball. He certainly looked the part. He came from an outstanding and loving family. I know he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

    Volindah Costabell