Henry J. Alexander, Jr.

Henry J. Alexander, Jr., 75, of Independence, MO passed away Sunday November 27th, 2022 at St. Luke’s Plaza, from internal health issues. Visitation and Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society at 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133 starting at 6:00PM. A celebration of life Memorial service will follow and begin at 7:00PM.

Henry J. Alexander, Jr. was born on January 25th, 1947 in Omaha, NE.

Henry (Hank) grew up in Kansas City with his parents Henry J. Alexander Sr. (Father), Christine Alexander(Mother), and Phyllis Leigh (Sister). Hank graduated from Paseo High School in 1965 and continued on to college briefly before enrolling in Business School where he met his wife Janice. Hank joined the armed forces and served in the Army from 1968 – 1974. During this same time Hank and Janice married and had a Son, Craig in 1973. In 1971 Hank joined the Railroad where he would start a 38 year career as a dedicated and reliable Engineer. Hank would marry again to Patricia and lived with his stepdaughters  Paula and Jessica. In 2009 Hank retired from the Railroad and began pursuing his long-time interests in Cars and Motorcycles. Hank could usually be found at car shows, watching races, or hanging out with his Harley brethren.

Hank was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. Alexander, Sr. (Father), and Christine Alexander (Mother).

Hank is survived by: sister, Phyllis Leigh; son, Craig (Alicia) Alexander and 3 children – Jack, Maya, and Gemma; step-daughter, Jessica (Brian) Vanderpool Sr and 3 children – Kristin Mall, Keith Vanderpool, and Brian Jr.; step-daughter, Julie (Tom) Nemeth and 1 child- Michael Lynch; and step-daughter, Paula (Mike) Lombardo and 2 children – Ariana Aquino, and Miguel Contreras.


  1. Judy Blume on December 9, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    So many thoughts and prayers for the family. Hank was my BEST friend and am devistated at his passing. Talking one week and he is gone the next week. I will never get over this and will never forget him. He was a wonderful person and I have so many wonderful memories of our years of friendship. May you rest in piece my WONDE4FUL FRIEND. I will always LOVE YOU and will look forward to seeing you again one day.


  2. Adam B Kurth on December 13, 2022 at 8:52 am

    I was very fortunate to know Hank for the last 12 years. He will always be a beam of light in a world that is darker. I know I haven’t seen him in a couple of years with the pandemic, but his presence was always felt. He was family and I appreciated his religious backing and guidance. I just wanted to say thank you to him for being so good to my family and myself. It is rarer than you think now days.

    Love you Sir! I am very proud to have known you.

  3. Martha McCully on December 14, 2022 at 7:34 am

    I was shocked to find out about Henry,s passing. I refused to call him hank! I was his first girlfriend and went with him all through high school. We went to the prom and went down to CMSC. I went with him for many years! We laughed and had fun all the time. We never argued at all. We loved our cars. I will always love henry and will pray for his family. I know what a loss he will be. He was kind and always was there to help anyone! I will miss him and I was glad I knew him. What a good soul he had.
    Martha l. Mccully, olathe, kansas.

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