Marion LeRoy Alexander

Funeral Services for Marion LeRoy Alexander, 59, Lawrence, will be from 10-11 am, Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Known to most as Marty. His friends called him Boudin or my personal favorite MarToby which always made me laugh 😂
    Marty was born on Friday June 7th in 1963 to his Parents, Walter Leroy Alexander and Cassandra (Sandy) Sue Surles Montgomery in Oceanside San Diego California.
    Marty was the oldest of three. Following Marty was his brother Troy who sadly passed during his Infancy and then His brother Tyrone (Ty) whom Marty remained in close contact with.
    Marty had four children, Johnathan, Shantele, Morgan and Ashley and twelve grandchildren, Lizzie and Jace (Johnathans) Julianna and Arianna (who were born asleep) Kayden, Mason and Owen (Shanteles) Dallas (Morgans) Michaela, Kelsey, Junior and Nicholas (Ashley’s)
      Marion LeRoy Alexander passed away on Tuesday February 14th, 2023 of cardiac arrest at his home (he shared with his girlfriend Naomi) in Lawrence, KS
   Marty grew up in Lawrence, Kansas where he attended school and made many friends. Many of whom he had remained in close contact with throughout the years.
    It is no secret that Marty’s life wasn’t the easiest of ones. His relationship with his parents was complicated at best.
       “If you have one foot on yesterday and your other foot on tomorrow, you’re just pissing on today” he’d always say.. See that’s just the kind of guy dad was. “The brightest star in the darkest room.” Dad always tried to take all the negative and find something positive out of it.
    He made it his mission to do something positive everyday no matter what. Rather it be for himself or somebody else. He was always there to lend a hand, ear or shoulder.. From helping people with running errands, helping with a garden, cars or any kind of handy work he was there happy to help.
   He was a busy body who liked to do many things.. He could always make something out of nothing. Anywhere from something that helped you around the house to a whole meal. He made sure to put his all into whatever it was that he was doing.
   Dad loved fishing!! I dont think he ever turned down a fishing trip. Even the ones with his grandchildren where he spent the majority of the time griping about fixing another one of their lines. Hardly getting the chance to cast his own pole. He’d always do it tho. Every single time. He was proud to be a Papa to know his blood was running through their veins gave him great pride and Joy!
     Cooking was one of his biggest passions, and he was damn good at it too. We’re gonna miss your food dad. We will miss more than just your cooking. Were going to miss spending time together as a family. Making memories and enjoying each other’s company.
   Playing cards especially Rummy or Spades and Domino’s was always fun and dads favorite games to play. Even tho he almost always won and talked shit the whole time. Saying, “don’t you lay them cards down” knowing our hand before he even saw them. We’d give anything to play another hand, to have another night. Just one more round.
    He thoroughly enjoyed being outdoors especially with his pal (Sheldon) Cooper, They’d take frequent trips to McDonald’s to get some cheeseburgers to enjoy together. Camping, gardening, taking walks, it didn’t matter. He loved the outdoors and making the most of his time and keeping his hands and mind busy.
    Music was another passion of his. He enjoyed Country, Rock, Oldies and Gospel he listened to pretty much anything. He was opened to a Little bit of everything.
     Dad also always had the best advice. We could call him for anything he was always eager to help. Giving us advice or even directions. He was like a human Gps. Who needed google when we had Dad. He also never forget to remind us to use the soap when we showered and was skeptical to believe us when we said that we had lol
    There’s no topping the kind of man he was or the gentle heart that he had. He may of had his share of flaws and faults but he owned up to all of them and took responsibility and tried his best to make it right.
      He joined AA and was working his steps and working on his amends. He was completely Sober. His steps were something he took very seriously and was deeply proud of.
   He also worked hard to establish a relationship with God. “I’m not afraid to die sis, I know exactly where I am going when I do” Dad said to me one time. I never thought in a million years you’d be leaving us so soon dad. We were supposed to change your diapers and apologize to your nurses for your inappropriate comments and gestures.
  There was still so much left for us to conquer and do together. So many more memories to be made, dinners to be had and laughs to be shared.
    We look forward to the day that we are all reunited with you. Until then we’ll be down here, doing our best to make you proud and keep your memory alive..
    We would like to thank each and every one of you for coming today and helping us tell our dad goodbye. Your presence means the most to us and we know it means the world to dad.

Messages & Condolences

From Linda Bouchard Bascom...

I’m so sorry for your loss. I love your daddy. Im sorry that I couldn’t be there for Marty’s celebration of life but I know that he’s home. May he rest in peace ❤️☝️🤲🙏.

From Chevelle Howard...

Martoby, man rest well my friend! My condolences to the family.

From Sondra ( Souders) Gillenwater...

Sorry for loss. Marty was a good friend in high school then we reconnected after I moved back to Kansas it was as if we never lost connection. He will be missed. Prayors to the family.

From Mike Martin...

Marty… I can’t say in words how I’ll miss your presence. We laughed every day. I could talk to you about anything. I’m missing you buddy…but God got another Angel. I know you’ll do Him well.

From Wendy Smith...

It was really a pleasure to know him. Rest in peace, Marty ❤️

From Naomi...

Gone too soon from this world but you will remain forever in my heart. Lovelove 💜

From James M. Bermudez...

Rest easy My Friend…We were at India-Kaw Valley School together and thru some of our school years. RIP

From Debbie D’Armond...

Marty, you will be missed by many.
I am happy you are. No longer in pain. I will always cherish the memories we had. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort at this time.

From Diana Evans...

From all of us at ICT Insurance (formerly Miller) we send our condolences. Marion was a long time client and always so kind and brought a smile to our faces.

From Keith Smith...

So sorry for the families loss.

From Ashley Beebe...

Save a spot for me up there! I wish we had, had more time. Its really not fair. I’m sorry things happened they way they did. I’d change it in a heartbeat if I could. I’ll do my best to be there for my Siblings. ❤️‍🩹🕊

From Brian keeton...

Rest easy my friend you will be missed hope you have a line in the water in heaven you will be missed

From Shantele Marie bowlin ( Alexander)...

I love you daddy ❤️always and forever you’ll stay in my heart ! God I miss you and I promise to make you proud 💋 a piece of my heart went with you when you left . God bless you daddy

From Chaplain David Young...

I have been thinking about you and your family these past days. Please accept my condolences for your sudden loss of Marion. My prayers are for your comfort and healing in the days to come. Please call if you need anything.

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