Donald Wayne Alexander Jr.
January 6, 1972 – April 19, 2021
Donald Wayne Alexander Jr, or Donnie to his many family and friends, passed from this life on April 19th, 2021 at his home in Tahlequah, OK, surrounded by the family that loved him. He began this wonderful journey of life on January 6th, 1972 in Hillsboro, OR, the son of Donald Wayne and Jean Ann (Pharris) Alexander Sr. He grew up in a household with three sisters, Deborah, Ellen and Marcia. He graduated from Pryor High School and then served in the US Army for two years. He earned his living as a cross country trucking specialist, transporting any freight necessary to keep businesses running. On February 2nd, 2004 in San Antonio, TX, he married the best friend he would ever have and the love of his life, Scarlet Gale Bryant. Together they made a family of their own, a blended family. Donny always believed family was never defined by blood! He is survived by his wife Scarlett and their six children and spouses, Derick Bain and his husband George, Benny and Dakota, and three daughters, Sheena and her husband Bern, Patricia and Skyler as well as his 6 grandchildren and one great grandson. He loved and adored his children and grandchildren and great grandchildren and was happiest when spending time with them. He loved to cook, and was gifted with grilling any type of food and made a wicked Mexican Cornbread. He liked to go spend the weekend camping and fishing, and enjoyed building things with his own two hands. He was a dreamer and very creative. He loved to go to the beach in Oregon and loved exploring his surroundings whenever he could. He possessed a dry sense of humor and always had that guilty grin on his face. There was a no worry and no hurry attitude about Don that made you feel right at home with Don, and you knew when you were talking to Don, he was listening. He was so very proud of his seven grandchildren, and his one great grandson, they were his pride and joy, they made him laugh. Life wasn’t always easy for Donnie. He battled cancer, and it was a long hard battle with many setbacks. Yet he never failed to show his gratitude to the family he loved for the constant care. A Baptist by faith, the Lord called Donnie home from his many labors on April 19th, 2021. As he had wished, he will be cremated and taken back to Oregon to make a final visit to the Oregon beach.
The family would like to take this time to thank the Compassus Hospice staff for the care given Donnie.