This morning Martin Alexander from Queen City, MO passed away after a long illness. He was a great friend and mentor to many of us in the Prairie State Model T Club. Every winter, he would put on a Tech Session for the club in a very entertaining and knowledgeable way. He had a 1915 T since being a teenager. He had restored the car twice, the second time because of a garage fire. He loved to tour going to Kanab, UT, Hillbilly Tours, and the Natchez Trace multiple times. Other places that he toured were Nova Scotia, Grand Canyon, Alamosa, CO, Mount Rushmore, SD.
When my T broke on the Kanab tour, Martin and his wife offered Vonnie and me a ride on the rest of the tour. Indeed a great man and a generous friend!!! What a shock
Losing friends this way may be a necessary part of life? But it is the worst part of this hobby.
As always, my condolences to his family and friends.
Martin always loved to talk about Model T's and ways to restore and repair them. We will miss him a lot.
Ron and Linda Dupree
No Model T guy could have a better friend than Martin. He was so generous with his time, his talent, and his model T parts. A tremendous loss for all. Dewey and Pat Asher
I always enjoyed visiting with Martin on many tours we both attended, he was a very talented Model T man. Condolences to his family.
I too had many a discussion with Martin on tours we attended. He loved to discuss ideas and he had a keen knowledge of how things on a T were supposed to work. 95% of fixing anything is knowing how it is supposed to work. My Condolences to all of his family and close friends. He will be missed.
Here is a link to Martin's obituary.
I had only recently met Martin. One of my employees restores motorcycles, and he had restored several for Martin. I rode along to pick up and deliver motorcycles and that is when I met Martin. He was very willing to share knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for anything with a motor. I only wish I had met him sooner.
Martins spirit will live on in all who were helped, taught and enjoyed his knowledge of Model T's. He will be missed by all.
Don and Chris Wheeler