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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.