Henry Chalkley Alexander

August 16, 1935July 5, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of J. E. Hixson & Sons, Lake Charles, LA.

Henry Chalkley Alexander, was born on August 16, 1935 and passed away on July 5, 2011 in his home. He was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. He attended Lake Charles High School and graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. degree in Geology.

He served in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis. He was employed by the Sweet Lake Land and Oil Co. and North American Land Co. from 1958 until his retirement in 2009. He served as President of both companies from 1979-1989 remaining on the Board of Directors until his death. Mr. Alexander served on the Board of Directors of First National Bank, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, Lacassine Companies, Calcasieu Real Estate and Oil. He was a member of the Lake Charles Rotary Club and was a longtime supporter of the Lake Charles Symphony. He was a founding member, as well as a major contributor of the Lake Charles Community Band.

Mr. Alexander is survived by his sister, Laura Alexander Leach and husband, Claude “Buddy” Leach of Lake Charles; nieces, Mary O’Dell Leach Werner and husband, Joel of Lake Charles, Lucy Leach Davenport and husband, Craig of Baton Rouge; nephew, Claude Alexander Leach and his wife, Jenny of Lake Charles; as well as nine great nieces and great nephews, Hannah, Elizabeth, Patrick, Jackson, Alex, Jake, Grace, Miller, and Chalkley. Mr. Alexander was extremely generous and loving to his nieces, nephew and their families.

Mr. Alexander’s funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2011 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Rev. Jim Reed, Rev. Jack Myers, and Rev. Deacon Boo Kay will officiate. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles beginning on Sunday, July 10 from 4-6 p.m. Burial will be in Prien Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School Comprehensive Campaign at 715 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 or the charity of choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 11, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, July 10, 2011

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Mary Elizabeth Mandell

November 5, 2016

My thoughts and prayers to family.I am sorry this is so late, I found out recently that Henry was gone. Living in NC Saint and I do not get family news as quickly as when Mom was alive. I always enjoyed Henry's company so much. He was my Savior during storms on lake. I always docked at your wharf and he would help and entertain me. My love to all of our family

July 10, 2011

Dear Alexander, Leach, Davenport, and Werner Families:

Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way in the loss of your "Uncle Henry". I was always amazed, not only at his vast knowledge, but his straight-faced sense of humor.I am sure there will be a void...but my prayer for his loved ones is that the current tears of sadness will soon turn to smiles of fond memories.

Much love,
Susan Werner Tylock

Richard Hungerford

July 10, 2011

Sorry for your loss, Henry was a good friend to me and my family. He will be truly missed. He will be remembered in our prayers today and every day.

Michael Duhon, Jr. & family (Sweetlake Land & Oil Employee)

July 9, 2011

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family during this difficult time.