Fred is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Janet Lee Alexander; children F. Mitchell Alexander (Libba), Mary Alexander Richardson, Marjorie Donovan (Mike), and Margaret “Meg” Alexander (John Hirsch); step-children John “Chip” Beveridge (Colleen) and Brian Beveridge (Courtney); siblings William, Markham, Richard “Tigger”, and Benjamin; 13 treasured grandchildren and many special cousins, nieces and nephews. His first marriage, in 1957, to the former Mary Betsy Jones ended in divorce.
Born in Abingdon, VA on November 4, 1931, he graduated from UVA in 1954 and after serving 2 years in the US Army returned there for his law degree. From 1959 until his retirement in 1996 Fred practiced law at the firm of Boothe, Dudley, Koontz, Blankenship and Stump which later became known as McGuire, Woods, Battle and Boothe. He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1983. A longtime member of the Belle Haven Country Club, Fred was an avid tennis player and golfer.