Obituaries

Patricia Moore
B: 1958-02-24
D: 2019-05-22
View Details
Moore, Patricia
Lashonna Lawler
D: 2019-05-21
View Details
Lawler, Lashonna
Lashonna Lawler
B: 1979-05-20
D: 2019-05-21
View Details
Lawler, Lashonna
Arnetta Smith
B: 1930-08-22
D: 2019-05-20
View Details
Smith, Arnetta
Charlene Arrington
B: 1961-03-06
D: 2019-05-18
View Details
Arrington, Charlene
Cameron Dale
B: 1991-03-25
D: 2019-05-15
View Details
Dale, Cameron
Michael Foster
B: 1948-02-29
D: 2019-05-15
View Details
Foster, Michael
Gordon Hood
B: 1956-06-12
D: 2019-05-15
View Details
Hood, Gordon
Samella Coleman
B: 1947-05-13
D: 2019-05-15
View Details
Coleman, Samella
Oliet Dunn
B: 1939-10-29
D: 2019-05-13
View Details
Dunn, Oliet
Kenneth Scott
B: 1971-09-09
D: 2019-05-07
View Details
Scott, Kenneth
James Russell
B: 1931-10-14
D: 2019-05-06
View Details
Russell, James
Joetta Davis
B: 1943-04-22
D: 2019-05-04
View Details
Davis, Joetta
Thomas Alexander
B: 1933-07-08
D: 2019-05-02
View Details
Alexander, Thomas
Emma Wright
B: 1950-08-16
D: 2019-05-01
View Details
Wright, Emma
Birdie McClellan
B: 1947-09-17
D: 2019-04-29
View Details
McClellan, Birdie
George Davis
B: 1945-12-16
D: 2019-04-29
View Details
Davis, George
Baby Amara Wright
B: 2019-04-29
D: 2019-04-29
View Details
Wright, Baby Amara
Betty Taylor
B: 1953-01-07
D: 2019-04-27
View Details
Taylor, Betty
Hazel Syph
B: 1940-09-25
D: 2019-04-27
View Details
Syph, Hazel
Sola Sanders
B: 1940-11-07
D: 2019-04-25
View Details
Sanders, Sola

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Thomas Alexander

Thomas Richard Alexander

Jul 8, 1933 - May 2, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To make your contribution to Thomas Alexander's online memorial, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Thomas Alexander with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Thomas Richard Alexander, known to family and friends as “TA” also known as, “Pig” , a childhood nickname given by his mother; transitioned life on May 2, 2019, at the age of 85 years old. It is with great sadness that this announcement is being made.

Thomas was at home in Toledo, Ohio, when he made a peaceful transition in his sleep following a brief of illness. “TA” will be lovingly and forever remembered by his family and numerous friend.Thomas was born in Ripley Tennessee on July 8, 1933, to James “JW” Washington Alexander and Charlie Mae Parker-Fields.

Thomas attended Lauderdale High School in Ripley, Tennessee, after this, he gained specialized training at Davis Business College. He was employed at Unicast-Midland Ross Corporation, as a Supervisor, he maintained twenty years of employment, he was also employed by Roadway Express Inc. He later started his own business and was self-employed sealing blacktop.

Thomas enlisted in the Army 1953, and was assigned as a Paratrooper, he loved his country and being a Veteran of the United States Army.

Thomas had a beautiful voice, and was the only surviving member of the original Pilgrim Wonders Gospel Group. He traveled the country singing and praising God, to packed audiences, the group produced and recorded several albums. In later years, he became a founding member of the group Soul Seekers, this group also produced songs and recorded the popular album “All You Need”.

He had been a member of Phillips Temple and later joined Jerusalem Baptist Church, however, attended St. Stevens Church of God over the past couple of years.

Thomas loved to travel. He liked sports, especially Cleveland teams, but fishing and boating were his most favorite, along with camping.

He was a dedicated volunteer in the community, specifically with helping those suffering from alcoholism and addiction. Thomas enjoyed working one on one, with people who had lost hope in life.

Thomas was married twice, first to Freddie Mae Alexander (deceased), to this union nine children were born; second, to Lois Alexander, one son, Shirley Thomas El, bore one son, and Delores Foreman, bore one son, he also cherished her other son as his own.

He was predeceased by sister Ruth Pope.

He will be remembered fondly and gratefully by children, Deborah R. Alexander, Teresa A. Jenkins, Sandra Y. Alexander (deceased) Darla M. Alexander, Tony (Jackie)Thomas, Richard D. Alexander, Andrea R. (Robert) Ramsey, Reginald B. Alexander, Richard Alexander, Durand D. Alexander, Derrick L. Alexander, and Rayshan T. Alexander; cherished brother, Leon Foreman; sisters, Dorothy, (Leonard) Dunn, Edna (Larry) Manns, Mattie M. Fields, and Allie M. Fields; special daughter, Kayla D. McCadney; special grandson and caregiver, Avery Alexander, grandchildren, special granddaughter and son caretaker(s), Tiwana L. Chambers (Clinton Calvin), James L. Alexander, Aishadia Alexander, Trevez Arnold, Tifffany Arnold, Antoinette Simmons, Charlemagne Stallings, Romeo Alexander (deceased), Trevor Alexander, Reginald B. Alexander, Antoinette Simmons, Brittney Moorehead, Alexandrea Ramsey, Ivan L. Thomas, Aaliyah L. Thomas, Alexis L. Nemorin (Ivan), Brittney Williams, Richard Hicks, Kendell Alexander, Jamire Smith, Ry’oin D. Alexander, Akilah Alexander, Sovereign D. Alexander, Delana D. Alexander; uncle, Leon (Sallie) Helm; special friend, Michelle; a host of first cousins of whom he admired as siblings and he loved each unconditionally, and numerous nieces and nephews, of whom will greatly miss him.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Thomas Richard Alexander, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    May 10, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    May 10, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    May 11, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    May 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    Address
    445 Dorr Street
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    May 11, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    May 11, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Jerusalem Baptist Church
    Address
    445 Dorr Street
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Henning Grove Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Ripley, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Thomas here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Thomas Richard Alexander by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 10:03am
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Brian Cross and Family.
Flower Image

Heartfelt Sympathies Store purchased flowers for the family of Thomas Alexander.

C

Cassandra

Posted at 10:51pm
You have my deepest condolences! Wow, your dad held a special place in my heart. I never will forget when he went and got me a copy of his Album. Love and peace to you all! Cassandra L. Day
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Video Album