It is with a heavy heart that MAPA announces that one of its founders, Robert “Bob” Warren Alexander, 96, passed away peacefully January 31, 2017, in Muleshoe, Texas. He was born February 19, 1920 in Paris, Texas to Morgan Provine and Grace Clara Alexander. Bob grew up in Paris, Texas, graduated from Paris High School and attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1941.
Bob married Donna Dilley White in 1942 in Council Grove, Kansas. They had three daughters, Julie White, Barbara Dee and Peggy Ann. They were happily married for 72 years. Upon his graduation from A&M he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served honorably on the European Front during WWII. Bob was a member of the 9th Armored Division serving as a staff member under General John W. Leonard. He attained the rank of Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star for valor.
Following his discharge from the Army he returned to Austin, Texas where he attended Law School at the University of Texas, graduating with his LLB in 1948. He joined the law firm of Wigley, McLeod, Mills and Shirley in Galveston, Texas and practiced there until 1965 when the Firm was named McLeod, Mills, Shirley, & Alexander. In 1965 he and his partners established the Law Firm of McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel where he practiced until his retirement in February of 1979, handling a number of legal matters for Allstate Insurance and served as Designated Counsel for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway).
Shortly after his retirement, Bob and Donna moved to their ranch in Bandera, Texas.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Donna, his brother, George, and his sister, Virginia. He is survived by his three daughters, Julie Alexander Cage and husband J.D. of Muleshoe, Texas, Barbara Alexander of Eugene, Oregon and Peggy Alexander Frese and husband A.C. of Birmingham, Alabama, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C. is eternally grateful for the leadership, hard work and example set by Bob in founding our Firm and the Firm continues uphold his legacy of integrity and ethics.