The Obit For Marvin Alexander

Marvin Alexander

Published in Houston Chronicle on January 8, 2013

Marvin Edward Alexander, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, peacefully in his sleep. Marvin was born in Dallas, TX on March 2, 1925 to Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Alexander. He joined the Marine Corps in 1943 at the age of 17 & landed at Bougainville & Okinawa during World War II.

After returning home, he pitched for the Chicago Cubs organization until a knee injury ended his baseball career.

He was employed by Texaco for 36 years & retired in Houston. He resumed working at Neiman Marcus & then at Westside Lexus. He was an active member of Tallowood Baptist Church.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister Lucille & brother Malcolm. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ellen, daughters Marilyn & Adrien, son Bradley & grandchildren Jennifer, Sidney, Marcella & Rex.

A memorial service will be at the Tallowood Baptist Church Chapel on Jan. 9 at 11am.

Visitation will be on Jan. 15 at 9am at American Heritage Funeral Home with interment to follow at Houston National Cemetary.