Alexander Dexter Jr.

Published 3:53 pm Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Alexander Duke Dexter Jr. was born on Feb. 19, 1951, and passed away on Sept. 25, 2016, at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans.

Born to Alexander Dexter Sr. and Rosalie Duke, in Porcheser, N.Y., he was affectionately known by his family and friends as “Junior.” A good student at both Fe Bellows Elementary and Rye Neck High School, Junior and his sisters enjoyed their adolescent years on “The Hill” in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

In 1972, Junior enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Upon his release, Junior worked for the Long Island Railroad as an engineer. In 1991, Junior relocated to Baton Rouge/Bogalusa, where he became a farmer and primary caregiver for his mother, Rosalie.

Junior is survived by his mother, Rosalie Duke; four sisters, Johnny King of Spring Hill, Fla. (Jimmy), Mary Wright of Columbia, S.C., Glenda Dexter of Peekskill, N.Y., and Alexandria Brown Dubose of Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; beloved friend, Vicki Robinson; cousins, Norman and Carolyn Allen — who were more like siblings than cousins — along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews. Junior often said, “Give but don’t allow yourself to be used … Love but don’t allow your heart to be abused … Trust but don’t be naïve … Listen to others but don’t lose your own voice.”

The visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa.

The funeral service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa. Interment will be held in Lee’s Creek Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at