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George Gambrell Alexander, Jr.

September 13, 1953 - September 3, 2010
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George G. Alexander Jr. died at home on September 2, 2010 after several months of battle with melanoma. George, who was affectionately known as "Uncle Butch", was born September 13, 1953 in Pasadena, Texas. He was the son of Dr. George G. Alexander and his wife, Helen. He attended Pasadena High School and the University of Texas and, later, graduated from the University of Houston but remained an avid Longhorn fan. The many friends he made during these years were some of his lifelong closest friends. He worked for several years in Atlanta, Georgia, but his career was cut short by a battle against a brain cancer which he survived after...
George G. Alexander Jr. died at home on September 2, 2010 after several months of battle with melanoma. George, who was affectionately known as "Uncle Butch", was born September 13, 1953 in Pasadena, Texas. He was the son of Dr. George G. Alexander and his wife, Helen. He attended Pasadena High School and the University of Texas and, later, graduated from the University of Houston but remained an avid Longhorn fan. The many friends he made during these years were some of his lifelong closest friends. He worked for several years in Atlanta, Georgia, but his career was cut short by a battle against a brain cancer which he survived after several surgeries. The family will always remember the wonderful care and surgery by Dr. Grossman, which gave Butch thirty more years of life, during which he accomplished much.

He was a real estate appraiser in Houston during those years. His life was also dedicated to his church and community work, as well as to his family. Those who knew him remember him also for his infectious sense of humor and his ability to make every day an occasion to laugh and be happy.

In 1995, he met Michele Dempsey and the two were married in 1997. How wonderful their marriage was as they worked together in many community and church activities! They made a difference wherever they went.

Butch's adult life was defined by his passion for community service. He loved helping those in need and sharing his faith in the Lord, serving as an elder and a deacon in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as President of his homeowners association, he founded and was the inaugural president of SNAP, a neighborhood assistance program for Spring Shadow's residents. Several years ago, Butch was introduced to the Presbyterian Cursillo program. He was an avid participant in various roles, always welcoming the opportunity to share his personal testament of faith. But his most challenging and rewarding calling was participating in the Kairos prison ministry. He spent much of his free time recruiting volunteers, training, and participating on the Kairos weekends, bringing hope and faith to those in prison.

Butch was preceded in death by his father Dr. George G. Alexander. He is survived by his wife, Michele, his mother, Helen Alexander, his sister, Diane Alexander and his two brothers, Dr. Raymond Alexander and wife, Jane, and Jeffrey Alexander and his wife Dawna. But his role as Uncle Butch was enjoyed by his many nieces and nephews: Star and Mark Fuller, Amber and Karl Greer, Jessica and John Nance, Damien and Erica Alexander, Jenny Alexander, Arthur, Sammy, and Franny Alexander. Many friends of his own nieces and nephews thought of him as their own uncle. He was never too busy to make time for them. At the time of his death, he was also Uncle Butch to nine great nieces and nephews.

A man with many friends and many interests, he will be missed by all he knew. For those who wish to say a final goodbye, a visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, September 6, 2010 at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway (Hunters Creek Chapel). There will a funeral service 10:00 am Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 8300 Katy Freeway, Houston, 77024, followed by a graveside service in Bellville, and a gathering of the family and friends at the Bellville home of his mother, Helen Alexander…address 6546 Highway 159 West, Bellville

Michele's family has planned a memorial service in New York on September 18, 2010.

In lieu of remembrances, please consider a contribution to Kairos Prison Ministry International- Vance Unit, PO Box 430548, Houston, TX 77243-0548.

We invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family at www.earthmanhunterscreek.com

"So sorry to hear about Butch .... God indeed has another angel at His side. Praying for His peace for the family during this difficult time." Linda (Burkhalter) Allen (Pasadenat, TX)

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