ROSSVILLE — William “Alex” Howard, 79, of Rossville, passed away on Monday September 9, 2019. Alex was born October 23, 1939, in Chattanooga, TN, to the late William and Margaret Brooks Howard. He is preceded in death by his brother, Wesley Howard. Alex was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was an active member of Newnan Springs United Methodist Church for over 40 years and retired from Power Brake & Supply after 30 years of service. Survivors are his loving wife of 44 years, Alice Howard, daughter, Beth (Chris Rush) Boesing, Fort Oglethorpe; son, William (Marie) Howard, Fort Oglethorpe; sister, Phyllis Carver, East Brainerd; and grandchildren, Bella, Ben, Holden, Emma, and Grayson. Funeral services celebrating the life of Alex will take place Thursday, 11 AM, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jim Elder and Rev. Mike Lowery officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share condolences with the family and view the online memorial tribute. Memorial contributions may be made to Newnan Springs United Methodist Church, 78 Monanaw Ave, Rossville, GA 30741 The family will receive friends 4-8 PM, Wednesday, at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.