Kenneth L. “Kenny” Alexander, 63, of Shippensburg died Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, at his home.
Born Oct. 23, 1947, in Carlisle, he was a son of the late Chester W. and Edna M. Brown Alexander.
He was the owner and operator of Ken Alexander’s Hauling for more than 26 years and prior to that he was a self-employed dairy farmer for more than 10 years. Kenny was a 1966 graduate of Carlisle High School, a member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post 223 and Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, both in Shippensburg, Shippensburg Truck and Tractor Pullers, Cumberland Valley Tractor Pullers and Williams Grove Grease, Steam and Rust Association.
Kenny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, who loved riding his Harley, camping and his Palomino horse, named Buns. He was an avid John Deere enthusiast, participating in farm stock tractor pulling for the past 30 years. One of his favorite quotes was, “I’m a poor good-looking trucker working to make 50 cents”.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon L. “Sherry” Porter Alexander, whom he married April 15, 1972; a son, Keith M. Alexander of Manor Care, Chambersburg; a daughter, Melinda R. “Mindy” Beidel and her husband Dale of Shippensburg; a granddaughter, Abby E. Beidel; two brothers, Ray E. Alexander and his wife Janet and Ronald L. Alexander and his wife Shirley, all of Carlisle; and a sister, Dorothy Throne and her husband Duane of Carlisle.
Kenny was preceded in death by loved ones Ronald L. and Iva Egolf.
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Newburg United Methodist Church, 203 N. High St., Newburg, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Phyllis A. Hunter. Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the services Friday morning.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beneficiary Account for Keith Alexander, F & M Trust, P.O. Box 6010, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or in person at any F & M Trust Office.
Arrangements are being handled by the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.