Carl Alexander, a man whose life journey was filled with hard work, dedication, and a deep love for cars, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2023, at the age of 86.
Born on March 11, 1937, in the tranquil town of Somerset, Kentucky, Carl was raised amidst the simplicity and beauty of farm life. He grew up working on a tobacco farm, where he learned the values of diligence and perseverance. A one room school house helped mold him into the kind of friend everyone loved.
During the Korean War, Carl enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country. His time in the Navy shaped his character, instilling in him a sense of duty and honor that he carried with him throughout his life.
After his military service, Carl moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he embarked on a career at Sportmotors Motorcycle Shop. He dedicated himself to his work and soon gained the respect and admiration of his colleagues and customers, creating lifelong friendships along the way.
However, it was his over four-decade-long commitment to Powell Valve Company that truly defined Carl's professional life. His unwavering dedication, strong work ethic, and attention to detail made him an invaluable asset to the company and earned him the admiration of his coworkers.
Carl was not only known for his work but also for his kind and gentle nature. He had a heart of gold, and his warmth touched the lives of everyone he met. Friends and family alike cherished his company, and he had a unique ability to make others feel loved and appreciated.
One of Carl's greatest passions was cars. His love for automobiles was unparalleled, and he spent countless hours tinkering with engines, attending car shows, and sharing his knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. His enthusiasm for cars was infectious, and he passed down his passion for anything mechanical to the next generation, especially his son Nick.
Carl is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Mary, his son/best friend Nick, and sister Doshia Phelps. Carl grew up in a family of four sisters (Bertha, Doshia, Edith, and Lois) adding up to several nieces and nephews all of whom he adored. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, kindness, and an enduring love for cars that will be remembered and celebrated by those who knew him.
A memorial Cruz-n to honor Carl's life will be held on October 15, 2023 at 4184 Taylor Road (Hawk Bldg.) Batavia Ohio 45103 from 10am-5pm. Hot Dogs and Brats served 1pm (Covered Dishes Welcome). Carl will be dearly missed but never forgotten, as his memory will continue to live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers the family welcomes donations to the VA or your favorite charity as an expression of sympathy in memory of Carl.
"Gone, but forever in our hearts, Carl's love for life and cars will continue to inspire us all."
Care entrusted to Moore Family Funeral Homes