Longtime Brenham businessman Jud Alexander, founder of Alexander Oil, had died at the age of 89.
Alexander died at his home in Brenham, Thursday.
A native of Pearland, Alexander served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea before moving to Chappell Hill. He was a rancher before becoming the Gulf Oil Distributor in Brenham. He and his sons Jud Jr. and Jay grew the business over the years.
Alexander was a founding member of the Red Brangus Cattle Association; a member of the church council at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the Rotary Club of Brenham and a Paul Harris Fellow.
He and his wife Bobbie Jo were married for 69 years.
A private family funeral service is set for 2 p.m., Sunday, at Abiding Word Lutheran Church, followed by full military burial at Prairie Lea Cemetery.