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 James Obed Alexander, Jr

James Obed Alexander, Jr

Burleson County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Oct 2006 (aged 84)
College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial Wellborn, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 16316208 · View Source
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J.O. Alexander was born in Burleson County on October 26, 1922 and died in College Station on October 23, 2006.

He was the son of James Obed Alexander, Sr. and Lucille Barthena Haste Alexander. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific from 1942-1945 and was honorably discharged as a Captain. After discharged he managed the family farm and ranch for many years. He then became an insurance executive with Anco Insurance serving as a Senior Vice President and partner. J.O. was very civic minded and loved the Wellborn Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was Co-Founder of the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center. He was a school board member of the ABM Consolidated I.S.D. and President of the Wellborn Water Board.

Texas A&M was another of his loves. He was a 1942 graduate and is a former Yell Leader.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nan, and two sons and their wives, David Alexander and Kay of Abilene and Marion Sid Alexander and Mary of College Station. His middle son, Jim preceded him in death in 2005. Jim's wife Vicki lives in Spring.

He is also survived by two grandsons, Jay Alexander and his wife Karen of Carrollton and Michael Alexander of Houston. He is survived by four granddaughters, Lawre Macha and husband John of McKinney, Deanna Sorgen and husband Eric of Allen, Megan Alexander of Spring, and Samantha Alexander of Houston. He is survived by one great grandson, Turner Kyle Alexander of Carrollton. He is further survived by his faithful, caring helpers, Bonnie Griffin, Joe Alderete, and Harvey White.

All of his grandchildren lovingly called him "Bapa". J.O.'s three sons and Nan were devoted to him and he will always be loved and sorely missed by all of his family and friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Wellborn Baptist Church in Wellborn, Texas. Interment will follow at Wellborn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wellborn Baptist Church at P.O. Box 10, Wellborn, Texas 77881, the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center, 1318 Memorial Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802 or a favorite charity.

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  • Created by: Bill Wallace
  • Added: 25 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16316208
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Obed Alexander, Jr (22 Oct 1922–23 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16316208, citing Wellborn Cemetery, Wellborn, Brazos County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Bill Wallace (contributor 9568499) .