M. G. “Cloud” Alexander


Marion Glynn Alexander, lovingly known as “Cloud” and “M.G.”, 59 of Waco, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, August 22, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Funeral Service Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:00AM at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco, with Wes Perkins officiating.

Burial Bosqueville Cemetery. Honoring M.G. as pallbearers will be James Alexander, Elroy Hopwood, A. J. Arais, Vaughn Lee, Michael “Tootie” Halbert, and Big John Duffey.

Cloud was born January 15, 1957 in Waco, Texas to the late James Joseph and Onita Gay Martin Alexander. Cloud worked hard all his life, starting with work on his grandfather’s dairy farm and then in August of 1978 he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. Cloud married the love of his life, Betty Kay Baker on June 15, 1974. Working on the railroad for over 38 years, he was known for walking many miles around the rail yard each day; his hard work advanced him to Foreman. His employees always knew they would never be asked to do work that Cloud would not do, he was always right there alongside them. Cloud was an honorable and well respected man by all those he served with on the railroad and will be deeply missed by many family and friends. Cloud enjoyed time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening. He taught both his children and grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors and showed them how to give and show love. Cloud was preceded in death by his parents, James and Onita Alexander; his sister, Letha Cleveland; his brothers-in-law, Steve Sayles and Richard Baker.

Cloud leaves behind to cherish his memory and to continue his legacy his loving wife of over 42 years, Betty Alexander; his four children, Christopher Alexander, Thomas Alexander, Laci Jenkins and her husband Robert and Brandi Alexander; his siblings, Barbara Sayles, James Alexander and his wife Shirley and Edith Lancaster and her husband John; grandchildren, Thomas Alexander, Jordan Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, and Jesse Jenkins; father and mother-in-law, Patsy and Clarence Baker; brother-in-law, Melvin Cleveland; sister-in-law, Kathy Baker; along with a host of other loving family members and friends.

Cloud was known for living his life from the salt of earth and caring for all those that came into his world. His children were taught never to lie or steal and if you “killed it – you skin it and you eat it!”

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Elroy & Sharon Hopwood

    Betty, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Marion “Cloud” has been and will always be remembered. May God give you comfort now and in the days ahead.

    When peace, like a river, attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.

  2. Love you and will be kissed very much rest easy!

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Kay my prayers are with you and your family.Marion was a kind person who loved life.One day we all will see him again.Robin Burrough

  5. Betty and Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I personally know the pain and loss you are feeling and if you need a shoulder to cry on or just someone to listen to you ,please call me! I’ll here for you all. I will see you Thursday night and Friday morning so if you need anything, let me know
    Love you all Shirley Anne White

  6. Bonnie J. Brown

    To the Alexander family – although I have not seen any of you in years, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I did not have the honor of knowing Cloud personally, but did work with his children both thru Bosqueville Baptist Church for many years and also thru little league and other school events. Hugs to you all.

    • bj boomer mcdaniel

      Bj boomer McDaniel. condolences to the Alexander family. We will miss a good guy. I knew him since he started working for Katie railroad. Had many experiences together. RIP Cloud. Marion

  7. sorry for your loss, I know Marion was a good man
    And will be missed by all. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Marion Glynn

  8. Alice Batey & family

    Thoughts and prayers are for your family at this time.

  9. RIP ole friend, we had lots of great times back in the day. Thoughts and prayers to Kay and family.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace brother.

    Fred and Cindy Marlow, Jimmy Styles and Mark Haley.

  11. Betty and family ….I pray God’s peace and comfort to you all.
    Much love to you , Kathy

  12. Jamie "Brandes" Kelley

    So sorry for your loss.. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!!

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