Benjamin Luke Alexander, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army ( Retired ) of Richmond departed this life on December 5, 2025. Benjamin, age 96, was born
in Birmingham, Alabama to John and Juliet Alexander. He attended Riley Elementary School and graduated from A. H. Parker High School in 1944.
Benjamin went on to attend Talladega College where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. His professional career started at a radio station in Birmingham,
which was WEDR-AM as an announcer.
Benjamin entered the United States Army in 1950 and attended Signal Officer Candidate School. He traveled globally during his Service including deployment to
Korea ( non-combat) and Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. .. Other service locations include Texas, Germany, Ohio, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
His final retirement station was Fort Lee, Virginia where he served as Military Analyst, USA Combat Development Command Suppy Agency. Benjamin was awarded the
Meritorious Service Medal. Benjamin retired in 1970 after 20 years of service achieving the rank of Lt. Col.
After Benjamin's military service he transitioned into Hospital Management at the Medical College of Virginia. He worked and retired at Human Resources for the Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. He was a lover of jazz, lively conversation, photography and baseball.
He is survived by two sons, Benjamin L. Alexander II and Lamont Alexander and daughter Francisca R. Alexander. One brother Lee Alexander. A host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.
The family would like to thank Our Lady of Hope Health Center for their kindness, support and compassionate care of Benjamin.