Memorial Service for Howard P. Alexander.
Stores Closing on Thursday, May 5th
from 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. for Service.
Last week, Uncle Dan’s Pawn lost a cherished family member, Howard Paul Alexander. Howard had worked for his son’s business, Uncle Dan’s Pawn in South Dallas since 2009. In order to allow our family and associates an opportunity to attend Howard’s Memorial Service, all six Uncle Dan’s Pawn locations, as well as Uncle Dan’s Outlet will be closed on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding and indulgence as we prepare to celebrate the life of our beloved Howard.
Memorial services for Howard Paul Alexander will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Central Baptist Church 912 Randlett Road, Lancaster TX. Howard left his earthly body to meet his Savior on Thursday, April 28, 2016 in Desoto, Texas.
Howard Alexander was born on April 14, 1942, in Port Barry, Louisiana, to James and Agnes Nezat. Howard was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles Nezat and Rick Nezat. He is survived by his wife Brenda Alexander; four brothers James Nezat of Melvilla, LA; Allen Nezat of Comfort, TX; John Nezat of Comfort, TX; Harold Nezat of Red Oak, TX; four sisters Ann Rerat of Dallas, TX; Mary Janise of Opelousas, LA; Anna Gill of Fort Worth, TX; Patsy Haskin of Dallas, TX; three sons, Dan Foster and wife Kim of Dallas; Ricky Foster of Desoto; Jason Thomas and wife Elizabeth of Red Oak and one daughter, Melissa Rose and husband Cory of Mesquite.
Howard was lovingly known as “Grandpa”or“Pop” to 14 cherished grandchildren: Jason Foster and wife Rochelle of Los Angeles; Codey Foster of Groesbeck; Danielle Foster, Nick Foster of Dallas; Cameron Getty, Katie Getty, and Kayla Foster of Midlothian; Sarah Maronen and husband Joe of Dallas; Katrina Fleming of Vermilion; Kaleb of Mesquite; Kristyn Boyd, Brenton Thomas, Jacob Thomas, and Layla Thomas of Red Oak. In addition, he was blessed with four great-grandchildren.
Howard owned and operated Alexander’s Garden Center in Oak Cliff for approximately 40 years. When he sold the business property, he went to work for his son’s nursery Foster’s Garden Center. He worked there throughout the years until it was closed in 2009. He then went to work for his son’s business Uncle Dan’s Pawn. Howard will be lovingly remembered for his vast knowledge in the nursery industry and helping many of his customers at Uncle Dan’s Pawn in South Dallas.