A Legacy to Remember
Thomas Palmer Alexander
The man who started it all...
Thomas(Tom) Palmer Alexander was born in Atlanta, Ga on March 12th 1927. He loved and was very active in sports, some being tennis, baseball, and golf. Shortly after graduating from West Fulton High School, he was drafted to play in the MLB. But it was a time of war and instead chose to serve in the Army just before the end of WWII in 1945.
Once Tom returned home, he continued normal life as much as one could after war, continuing to to be active in the sports he loved and watched. He was a family man, having kids and eventually grand kids. After selling insurance for many years, Tom and his brother, Russel, decided to start their own pest control company, and in 1967 A&A Termite and Pest Control was born.
Tom remained very active in life, getting heavily involved in bicycling till the mid to late 80's. In 1986 Russel, Tom's brother, decided to start his own pest control company making Tom the sole owner. Through many ups and downs, he worked hard to take care of his employees and created an environment that not many companies have, providing Christmas bonuses even in hard economic times and making sure his employees had money for gifts. Eventually his daughter, Betsy, joined the company after 30 years of teaching.
As he got older in life, he got a little slower, but continued to be involved in the day to day activities at the office. Being a GA Tech fan(but was willing to support UGA), he loved placing bets with "the guys" on Fridays and seeing who had bragging rights the next week. Much fun was had whenever Tom was around.
Sadly on March 19th, just a week after his 91st birthday, Tom passed away after a fall in which he could not recover from. A man's life who loved sports, lived and fought through war, and thrived within the American Dream came to an end, but not without leaving a legacy, one that will never be forgotten by those who knew and loved him.
This is the legacy of Thomas Palmer Alexander.