Lawrence (Larry) Lee Alexander was born in Gilroy, CA on June 22, 1946, to Lawrence P Alexander Sr. and Stella Juanita (Davis) Spangler. As a young boy Larry lived in Colusa, CA, later attended high school in Sacramento before joining the Navy. While in the Navy, Larry had the opportunity to travel to various ports of call in South America.
A steel contractor, Larry owned and operated United Steel Service for several decades. He was dedicated to his business and his employees. During the economic downturns, Larry did everything possible to continue employing long-term employees of the company. As the owner of United Steel Service, Larry assisted in the construction of many large projects in Northern California, including schools in the Sacramento Region such as Russell Ranch Elementary and Vista Del Lago in Folsom.
Gregarious and outgoing, Larry had a disarming smile and an ability to connect with people from all walks of like. He was a good listener and would provide advice when asked. Larry was generous to a fault with friends and family, and known to leave behind sizeable gratuities at the restaurant’s and establishments he frequented.
Larry had a passion for learning and was interested in history and the latest technological advances. An avid reader, he was always well informed on current events and ready to discuss politics. He enjoyed attending local theater performances and listening to Jazz. Larry loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Larry always looked forward to his annual fishing/camping trip with his MOTA buddies.
On October 1, 2019, Larry passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by his mother, Stella (Davis) Spangler, sister Sharon (Chuck) Downing, daughter Michelle Alexander, son Jed Alexander, grandchildren Ashley (Mike) Markel, Michael A Alexander, Kayla Alexander, Kloie Alexander, Klara Alexander and Jed Alexander Jr, great-grandchildren Emma Markel and Connor Alexander, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence P Alexander, brother Thomas P Alexander and son Michael L Alexander.
Larry was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends