OBITUARY

Marion James Alexander Jr.

September 24, 1958July 7, 2018

Marion James Alexander Jr., β€œMJ”, was born in Mojave, CA on September 24th, 1958 to β€œAlex” and Ramona Alexander. He is the oldest of three siblings. As a child he was very athletic, surfing, playing football, etc. In his senior year of high school he decided to join the military. He spent the next 22 years in the Army as a tanker, Biological Chemical Trainer, and finally as a recruiter. He has spent his life inspiring younger people to greatness. He loved encouraging and inspiring people.

His favorite role in life was father and grand-father. He met Martha Alexander in 1999 and married on November, 11, 2001. They brought together his three children: Dana, Brandon, and Lee, and her three children: Will, Bucky, and Zeb. Together they brought three more children: Samantha, Kaitlynn, and Chris. They share all nine children and 17 grandchildren.

A visitation will be held at Baggerley Funeral Home on Thursday, July 12th from 12 to 8pm with the family accepting friends from 6 to 8pm. A celebration of life will be held at Baggerley Funeral Home on Friday, July 13th at 10am.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dana Gilkey, Pallbearer
  • Will Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Alexander, Pallbearer
  • James "Lee" Alexander, Pallbearer
  • Norman "Bucky" Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Zebulon Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Kori Gilkey, Pallbearer
  • Cassye Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Liz Alexander, Pallbearer
  • Amber Alexander, Pallbearer
  • Cassady Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Jenna Maennena, Pallbearer
  • Samantha Maennena, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kaitlynn Maennena, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chris Maennena, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Celebration Of Life Friday, July 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Marion James Alexander Jr.

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Cliff Tardif

July 13, 2018

Karla and I are so sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in our deepest thoughts and prayers. I met Jim in Recruiting many years ago, as we were both recruiting at the time and then we worked together as application trainers for the Oklahoma City Recruiting Bn. Jim was an outstanding Person, Trainer, Mentor and Friend! I will Miss Him! We will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless You All!
V/R
Cliff Tardif

Wade and Minell Henderson

July 11, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and a great friend to us. He loved his family and spoke of his family and the Lord with every conversation he had with us. Our conversations was always about the Lord. He spoke of his love for the Lord and how thankful he was for the Lord's grace, blessing and forgiveness. We loved Jim like a brother. He was truly a loving brother to us. Your family are in our thoughts and prayer. We love you all dearly. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and your family in this time of sorrow and grief. Call me Martha when and if you need to share. Love you.
Wade and Minell Henderson. Maricopa, AZ.
Psalms 116:15 " Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of his saints".

Lisa Haley

July 10, 2018

When I first met Jim, his mom and dad were both driving school buses. Jim had a heart of gold and a great since of humor. We played volleyball together on Wednesday nights...I think...down at the coliseum. He had a laugh that was contagious. He will be miss by many. Mom and dad.....my heart is filled with sadness for you, but know, you have the perfect angel watching over you. To the rest of the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace my friend.

Lloyd J Davis

July 9, 2018

I first met Marion shortly after his family moved in our Lakeside Circle neighborhood and he was always cordial and would stop and chat with me anytime that I was outside working in the yard or retrieving the mail,
My sincere condolences and prayers for the Alexander family and may Gob Bless you and comfort you in the coming days
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FROM THE FAMILY