Richard William Alexander

Resident of Dahlonega

Richard William Alexander, age 78, of Dahlonega, Ga. died on January 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carole, and his children, Tracy, Kristina, and Richard and five grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters.

Born to Marjorie and William L. Alexander, Jr., in Toledo, OH Dick met Carole in Sunday school when he was five years old.  In 1960, they were married in the First Unitarian Church. Dick was an avid golfer and played competitively in high school and at the University of Michigan. He was club champion at Walnut Hills in Michigan and senior club champion at Indian Hills Country Country Club in Marietta, Ga. where the family resided for over thirty years.  He continued to golf after moving to Dahlonega in 2007, was a marshal for the Atlanta Classic Golf Tournament and rated courses for the Georgia State Golf Association. He also played ALTA doubles making it to the state tournament in the 1990s.

Dick graduated from University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He spent his career at IBM achieving many sales awards and becoming a Consulting Marketing Representative. His accounts included Coca-Cola International and Lockheed Martin.

He traveled widely and made friends all over the world with his quick wit and his true interest in people. He claimed he could order a beer in eleven languages. Each day was an adventure for him, and he shared his love of the world with his children and grandchildren. They will continue his exploration and share the jokes, fun and zest for life that he inspired.

The family requests that remembrances be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The disease also claimed his mother. A memorial webpage is available at

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812