Otis George Alexander Jr.
October 3, 1947 – March 7, 2020
Otis George Alexander Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on October 3, 1947.
He attended Fremont High School, where he learned to play trumpet and was a member of the marching band. It was during this time that the seed for his lifelong love for music was planted.
In November of 1965 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Otis was honorably discharged in November of 1969.
Once home, he reunited with and eventually married his high school friend, Carole Walder on October 3, 1970. In 1972 they welcomed one daughter, Robyn Alexander. Otis was a man that wore many hats, working in a warehouse, driving a truck, and working at a photography shop. Later in life he would take the skills learned there to pursue his passion for photography.
In 1990, Otis became a widower when Carole, his wife of 19 years, passed away. In 1996 he married Pamela Blache and gained a stepson Damian. They relocated to Riverside, California, where he worked as a plumber for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
In 2003 Pam lost her battle with cancer and Otis became a widower for the second time. Otis never remarried. Instead, he began to indulge in his hobbies of photography and zydeco dancing.
In 2012 Otis was diagnosed with dementia and retired from LAUSD. He then relocated to Corpus Christi, Texas under the care of his sister. It was there he enjoyed fishing and trail rides with his brother-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
On March 7, 2020 Otis passed away. Preceding him in death was his mother Gwendolyn Duhart, father Otis Alexander Sr., brother Damon Alexander, nephew Damon Alexander Jr., stepfather Henry Duhart, stepbrother Larry Duhart, stepsister Barbara Morgan, first wife Carole Alexander and second wife Pamela Blache-Alexander.
He leaves to mourn him, sisters Kimberly Brown, Gwendolyn Kennard and Rita (Bill) Redix. Daughter Robyn Williams and son-in-law Troy Lewter. Stepson and daughter-in-law Damian and Brianna Blache. Along with 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and a host of family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Memorial Holly.
Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Alexander family.
- Gwendolyn Duhart, Mother (deceased)
- Otis Alexander Sr., Father (deceased)
- Damon Alexander, Brother (deceased)
- Damon Alexander Jr., Nephew (deceased)
- Henry Duhart, Step Father (deceased)
- Larry Duhart, Step Brother (deceased)
- Barbara Morgan, Step Sister (deceased)
- Carole Alexander, First Wife (deceased)
- Pamela Blache-Alexander, Second Wife (deceased)
- Kimberly Brown, Sister
- Gwendolyn Kennard, Sister
- Rita (Bill) Redix, Sister
- Robyn Williams, Daughter
- Troy Lewter, Son-in-law
- Damian Blache, Step Son
- Brianna Blache, Daughter-in-law
- Otis also leaves behind Along with 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson and a host of family and friends.
- Visitation Tuesday, March 17, 2020
- Interment Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Otis George Alexander Jr.
March 28, 2020
Deepedt condolences to the Alaxander family. Missing cousin and working buddy at the LAUSD. Photo taken at a LAUSD picnic.
Bobby and Eula Dupré
March 28, 2020
March 17, 2020
I like to give special thanks to this list of people.
Sharon Duhart - caring and loving Otis
Crystal Villarreal- also caring and loving Otis
Mary Parr - transportation for Otis making sure he would be at appointments.
Evelyn Young - help with care and loving Otis
Timothy Moore - thank you Tim for taking him to the stables also invite for us to go on trailrides and being a tru friend to OT ( as he would call Otis).
March 15, 2020
March 13, 2020
My all time favorite memory of Uncle Otis is when he and Auntie Pam threatened to chaperone my 7th grade dance.. they showed up ready for the party in standard issue Union suspenders and Pam in the most electric tangerine sweat pants I’d ever. Seen... i hid in the bathroom refusing to go for 30 min until they told me it was a joke .... it always make a me smooth smile to recall that experience..... a lot of they history lessons I learned were as a result of Uncle Otis. I will miss his tales and jokes. He was loved.