Brian Dean Alexander

August 9, 1989December 2, 2011

Brian Dean Alexander, age 22, passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2011. Brian was a loving son, brother and devoted family member who will always be remembered for his quiet strength.

Brian was a graduate of Shoemaker High School class of 2008. He was employed at Pizza Hut throughout high school where he was recognized as a valued employee.

He later worked for HEB in Killeen for 2 years where he touched several more lives with his hard work ethic and compassionated nature. Brian had recently accepted a job offer in Afghanistan. While preparing to deploy, he was called home to be with our Eternal Father.

Brian was preceded in death by his father, Craig Alexander and his grandfather, Juan Ruiz Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memories, parents Leticia and Terry Johnson; one brother TJ Alexander and one sister, Chanelle Johnson all of Harker Heights, Texas; his girlfriend, Casie Minjarez of Killeen, Texas and her son Michael.

Brian will also be missed by his aunt Martha Ruiz of Harker Heights, Texas; a cousin Alex Ruiz-Stivers of Winchester, Ohio; his grandmother, Maria Ruiz of Whitehall, Michigan; grandparents Dean and Mary Ann Alexander of Bozeman, Montana and Dick and Dorothy Stratford of Billings, Montana; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Brian will be greatly missed. We will remember him for his genuine smile, hard work and dedication to all that knew him.

The Alexander family will receive guest for a time of visitation on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6-8 P.M. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 11 A.M. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen. Burial will follow in the Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements under the direction of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Killeen, TX.


  • Visitation Friday, December 9, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 10, 2011

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Gerald Floyd

November 5, 2015

It was a pleasure being around u and ur family when I need support. I will remember the fun u and I shared as men at the local high school games. R.I.P!

martha ruiz

July 1, 2015

Always thinking of u

September 13, 2013

Even though your smile is gone forever
And your hand I cannot touch
I still have so many memories of you
I love you so much
Your memory is now my keepsake with which I will never part
God has you in his keeping
I have you in my heart and soul
I miss you so very much son......

TJ Alexander

July 14, 2013

Man I miss you bro ima hold it dinne

Selena Perales

December 15, 2012

I still can't beileve your not her cuz

leticia johnson

December 2, 2012

I feel like I' ve just existed
And now it's been a year
I don't know how I' ve lived and breathed
Without you being here.
I know you lived your lifetime
As short as that seems to me,
But the pain in my heart is still so great,
Yet I know your spirit is free.
At times I think I hear you
The thoughts come to my mind.
Yet you come to me in many ways
You want to tell me that you' re close,
And to please stop asking Why.
Our lives on earth seem all too brief,
Or brief as it seems to me.
But where you are is forever,
GOD calls that Eternity !

leticia johnson

December 2, 2012

We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday,
and days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
we often speak your name.
All we have are memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake,
with which we will never part.
God has you in His keeping,
we have you in our hearts.
A million times we`ve wanted you.
A million times we cried.
If love could only have saved you,
you never would have died.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn`t go alone.
For a part of us went with you...
the day God called you Home

Leticia Johnson

December 2, 2012

Only one year has passed,
Though it feels like longer.
People say things will get better,
I don't feel any stronger.
At times I sit and cry
missing you, oh, so much.
The way we laughed, your smile,
deep in my heart you have forever touched.
Not a day goes by that you don't come to my mind,
I think about you, I miss you
I wish you were here with me
I know you wish you were here too.
Things aren't the same without you here,
So many things that you are missing.
I sit here thinking of you,
dreaming, I'm reminiscing
I hope your happy where ever you are now,
I smile thinking of the good times we had.
through good times and bad times,
when you were happy, when you were mad.
Forever you will stay within my heart,
I'll never forget you.
I cherish you forever,
you were were true.
You were my son .....


October 8, 2012

I went to your grave site today, I just found out you were gone just 3 days ago. I feel horrible for not keeping in touch with you better. My God you meant so much to me and I still remember every conversation and every minute I got to spend with you. What kills me most is that there won't be anymore conversations or moments! I miss you so much and I hate that your not on this earth. Rip Brian you can be my angel now


June 7, 2012

You are always with me son, not a moment or day goes by that I don.t have u in my thoughts