Alexander, 87, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2013, peacefully in his sleep. Marvin was born in Dallas, TX on March 2, 1925 to Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Alexander. He joined the Marine Corps in 1943 at the age of 17 & landed at Bougainville & Okinawa during World War II. After returning home, he pitched for the Chicago Cubs organization until a knee injury ended his baseball career. He was employed by Texaco for 36 years & retired in Houston. He resumed working at Neiman Marcus & then at Westside Lexus. He was an active member of Tallowood Baptist Church. He was preceeded in death by his parents, sister Lucille & brother Malcolm. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary Ellen, daughters Marilyn & Adrien, son Bradley & grandchildren Jennifer, Sidney, Marcella & Rex. A memorial service will be at the Tallowood Baptist Church Chapel on Jan. 9 at 11am. Visitation will be on Jan. 15 at 9am at American Heritage Funeral Home with interment to follow at Houston National Cemetary.