VisitationMemorial Oaks Chapel
Brenham, Texas 77833
Jud G. Alexander, age 89, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 2020. He died at his home in Brenham, TX.
Jud was born in Pearland, TX on March 29, 1931, the eighth child of ten children, to Helen D. and Charles H. Alexander.
Jud attended Alvin Schools, Schreiner Military Institute and Baylor University where he met the love of his life Bobbie Jo Sorrells. Jud left college to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in January 1951. He and Bobbie Jo married in June of that year and Jud finished basic training at Camp Pendleton, CA. In December he shipped out to serve in the Korean Conflict. Upon his return Jud and Bobbie Jo lived in Pearland for a brief time before moving to Chappell Hill, Tx where he farmed and ranched in the Brazos River Bottom for the next 16 years. In 1972 Jud changed careers to become the Gulf Oil Distributor in Brenham, Texas. He grew the business with the help of his two sons, Jud Jr., Jay, and many dedicated and loyal employees over the years. Jud came to the office almost every day until his recently declining health.
Jud was a Charter Member of the Red Brangus Cattle Association; a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council and a term as President; He was a member of the Rotary Club of Brenham and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served recently as President of the Homeowners Association in his Creekwood Lane neighborhood. Jud was an avid supporter of local and state law enforcement and the 100 Club. Jud enjoyed playing golf, water skiing, snow skiing, travel, great meals with friends and family, and time at his Lake Belton house.
Jud is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years Bobbie Jo, his children; Alison Alexander Stewart and husband Mike, Jud G Alexander Jr. and wife Jody, Jay T Alexander and wife Cheryl. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael A. Stewart and wife Rachel, Madeline Stewart Mozjesik and husband Cole, Whitney Alexander Schultz and husband Ryan, Jud G Alexander III, Shelley Alexander Whalen and husband Ryan, Jess T. Alexander and wife Ashley and Jenalee L. Alexander. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, William, Henry, and Samuel Schutlz, Mae Whalen and Sutton Stewart. Jud is also survived by three sisters, Mary Alexander Bartlett, Sue Alexander Morrison, and Patricia Alexander Wood and husband John, and many nieces, nephews, and family that he loved.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and sisters-in-law, Jack Alexander and wife Frances, John Alexander and wife Sallie, Tom Alexander and wife Bettye, and Bob Alexander and wife Dolores, also two sisters and brothers-in-law, Martha Alexander Crouch and husband Guy, and Elizabeth Alexander Nisbet and husband John, also brothers-in-law, B. Boykin Bartlett, and Walter Morrison. He is also preceded in death by Bill Perrin who was like a brother and grew up with Jud and his family in Pearland. Also, by three nephews, numerous cousins, and family that he loved so much.
Jud was fiercely loyal to his family and loved them deeply. He was the ”rock” for so many and always had time to give attention and support to his family and friends. Jud considered his employees to be like family. He truly appreciated all their efforts throughout almost fifty years of business.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer DeVoke, Dr. Bao Le, Texas Home Health Care nurses and therapists and Brazos Valley Hospice for all of their love and care for Jud. And a special thanks to caregivers, Troy Nunn, Barbara Willison, Christina Cruz, Mary Hurtado, and Diana Saenz.
A private family funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Abiding Word Lutheran Church with Pastor Martin Moore officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Lea Cemetery with full military honors. Friends and family are invited to attend the graveside service.
A public visitation will be held from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Memorial Oaks Chapel.
In lieu of flowers the Alexander family requests donations be made to Jr ROTC Program, Brenham High School, P.O. Box 1147, Brenham, TX 77834, St. Paul’s Christian Day School, 305 West Third Street, Brenham, TX 77833, Abiding Word Lutheran Church, 464 Oak Tree Crossing, Brenham, TX 77833.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.
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